Hampshire Constabulary: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 29 November 2022.

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Photo of Ranil Jayawardena Ranil Jayawardena Conservative, North East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of the additional 20,000 police officers announced by the Government (a) have been and (b) will be recruited to Hampshire Constabulary.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Minister of State, Home Department

As part of the Police Officer Uplift Programme, the Home Office publishes a quarterly update on the number of officers in England and Wales, broken down by Police Force Area since recruitment began in October 2019, the latest of which is available here: Police officer uplift, quarterly update to September 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Table U2 of the data tables accompanying this quarterly publication provides a breakdown of these additional officers recruited from funding for the Police Uplift Programme by month since October 2019.

As at 30 September 2022, police forces in England and Wales have recruited 15,343 additional police officers attributable to the Police Uplift Programme. Of these, 481 (3.1%) have been recruited by Hampshire Constabulary.

Table B1 of the data tables accompanying the quarterly publication shows how many of the 20,000 additional police officers announced have been allocated to each Police Force Area for the three years of the programme.

Hampshire Constabulary have been allocated a total of 518 additional police officers by March 2023, 2.6% of the national allocation of 20,000.

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