Police: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 8th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers have been recruited via the fast track direct entry scheme in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many recruits to each of the police forces in England were recruited via the fast track direct entry scheme in each of the last five years.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Government wants to see police ranks opened up with flexible entry and exit paths, encourage diversity of experience and backgrounds amongst police leaders and develop a culture of challenge, particularly in the senior ranks.

National figures show that 88 Inspectors and Superintendents have joined police forces through the Direct Entry scheme since 2014. The number of recruits each year is as follows:

Direct Entry Inspector Scheme

• 17 people started the direct entry to inspector scheme in 2016.

• 21 people started the direct entry to inspector scheme in 2017.

• 17 people started the direct entry to inspector scheme in 2018.

Direct Entry Superintendent Scheme

• 9 people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2014.

• 6 people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2015

• 8 people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2016.

• 6 people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2017.

• 4 people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2018.

Information on which forces recruited Direct Entry Superintendents or Inspectors is not held centrally by the Home Office.

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