To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers have been recruited as part of the campaign to recruit 20,000 additional police officers, announced on 5 September 2019.
This Government is committed to recruiting an additional 20,000 police officers by March 2023.
We are providing £700 million this year to help with the recruitment of 6,000 additional officers by the end of March 2021.
I am pleased to say that as at 31 December 2020, 6,620 additional officers have been recruited as a result of the Police Uplift Programme.
I am extremely grateful to those brave men and women who have signed up to join the police and keep our communities safe.