Police: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 31st March 2021.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

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.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

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.

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