Police: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 17th February 2016.

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Photo of Lord Wasserman Lord Wasserman Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government which police forces in England and Wales have employed officers through the Direct Entry (Superintendent) Programme since its inception; how many officers each of those forces has employed; and how many of those individuals were still employed as police officers in each of those forces on 1 February 2016.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

The following forces have appointed direct entry superintendents since the programme’s inception.

Avon and Somerset Police 2

City of London Police 1

Leicestershire 1

Metropolitan 10

North Yorkshire 1

Of the 15 superintendents who started their training, 14 are still employed, 13 of these remaining police officers with the forces they were initially recruited to. In Avon and Somerset, one superintendent transferred to Sussex Police and one left.

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