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Police: Recruitment

Question for Home Office

UIN HL17123, tabled on 11 July 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 July (HL16591), how many people who have joined police forces through (1) the Direct Entry Inspector scheme, and (2) the Direct Entry Superintendent scheme, in each year since 2014 are still serving as police officers.

Answered on

22 July 2019

Direct Entry Inspector Scheme
• 17 people started the direct entry to inspector scheme in 2016. Of these, 13 are serving police officers: 11 in the rank of Inspector and two in the rank of Constable (the latter having resigned from the scheme and re-joined as Constables)

• 21 people started the direct entry to inspector scheme in 2017. Of these, 16 are serving police officers who are part way through the programme. All hold the rank of Probationary Inspector and are due to complete the programme in October 2019

• 17 people started the direct entry to inspector scheme in 2018. All are serving police officers who are part way through the programme. All hold the rank of Probationary Inspector and are due to complete the programme in November 2020.

Direct Entry Superintendent Scheme
• Nine people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2014. Of these, eight are still serving as police officers: seven at the rank of Superintendent and one at the rank of Chief Superintendent

• Six people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2015. Of these, four are still serving as police officers: two at the rank of Superintendent and two at the rank of Chief Superintendent

• Eight people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2016. Of these, seven are still serving as police officers: six at the rank of Superintendent and one at the rank of Assistant Chief Constable

• Six people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2017. All six are still serving as police officers at the rank of Superintendent

• Four people started the direct entry to superintendent scheme in 2018. All are serving police officers who are part way through the programme and are now undertaking both their sergeant and inspector rotations in forces. They currently hold the rank of Probationary Superintendent and are due to graduate from the programme in March 2020.

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