Leicestershire Police: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 24 July 2019, if her Department will estimate the number of new police officer posts that will be established by Leicestershire Police by 2022.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 07 October 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

The Government has committed to increasing the number of police officers by 20,000 over the next three years. We are committed to giving police the resources, tools and powers they need to tackle the scourge of crime.

The Home Office does not hold figures for the number of police officer vacancies advertised prior to 23 July 2019.

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) had previously announced plans to recruit 3000 additional officers in 2019/20. The recruitment of 20,000 officers announced by the Government is in addition to these numbers already announced by PCCs.

The Prime Minister and Home Secretary have announced the recruitment of 20,000 extra officers over the next three years. This demonstrates our commitment to support the police and give them extra resource to protect the public and keep us all safe.

The allocation of officers across England and Wales is yet to be confirmed. We are working closely with police leaders to put in place the plans and systems to deliver on our commitment. Police budgets and force level funding will be set out in the usual way at the provisional police settlement.

On 31 March 2019, Leicester police force had 1,829 police officers, and increase of 2.9% from March 2018.

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Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government has committed to increasing the number of police officers by 20,000 over the next three years. We are committed to giving police the resources, tools and powers they need to tackle the scourge of crime.

The Home Office does not hold figures for the number of police officer vacancies advertised prior to 23 July 2019.

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) had previously announced plans to recruit 3000 additional officers in 2019/20. The recruitment of 20,000 officers announced by the Government is in addition to these numbers already announced by PCCs.

The Prime Minister and Home Secretary have announced the recruitment of 20,000 extra officers over the next three years. This demonstrates our commitment to support the police and give them extra resource to protect the public and keep us all safe.

The allocation of officers across England and Wales is yet to be confirmed. We are working closely with police leaders to put in place the plans and systems to deliver on our commitment. Police budgets and force level funding will be set out in the usual way at the provisional police settlement.

On 31 March 2019, Leicester police force had 1,829 police officers, and increase of 2.9% from March 2018.

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No0 people think not

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