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Police: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what quarterly targets her Department has set for each police force in order to recruit 6,000 additional officers by the end of 2020-21.

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

The Home Office has confirmed the recruitment targets for every force in England and Wales in the first year of the uplift. 6,000 additional officers will be recruited in England and Wales by March 2021 as part of the unprecedented drive to increase their ranks by 20,000 over the next three years. These numbers have been allocated to each force and can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-office-announces-first-wave-of-20000-police-officer-uplift

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