Police: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Labour, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers he plans to recruit in (a) St Helens, (b) Merseyside and (c) the UK in each year until 2024-25.

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

The Government has committed to increasing the number of police officers by an additional 20,000 over the next three years.

Up to 6,000 additional officers will be recruited in the first wave by the end of 2020/21 and will be shared among the 43 territorial police forces in England and Wales. The allocation of officers between forces and plans for recruitment in future years will be announced in due course.

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