Merseyside Police: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered at on 22 November 2023.

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Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional police officers Merseyside Police has recruited since the the Police Uplift Programme was announced in July 2019.

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

During the Police Uplift Programme, the Home Office published data on the number of police officers in post and police officer recruits in England and Wales in the 'Police Officer Uplift’ statistical bulletin which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-officer-uplift-statistics.

Table U2 of the data tables accompanying the final ‘Police Officer Uplift’ release, covering the position as at 31 March 2023, provides a breakdown of additional officers recruited through the Police Uplift Programme by month since October 2019. These data can be accessed here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1171838/police-officer-uplift-final-position-as-at-march-2023-tables-260723.ods. Data are provided on a headcount basis and broken down by Police Force Area.

As at 31 March 2023, Merseyside Police have recruited 724 additional police officers attributable to the Police Uplift Programme. This is against an allocation to recruit 665 additional police officers for the three-year programme.

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