To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she is making on the recruitment of new frontline police officers in Merseyside.
30 January 2020
In October 2019 Home Office confirmed officer allocations for every force in England and Wales in the first year of the uplift. The Home Office is working with the National Police Chiefs’ Council to support all forces deliver these allocations.
Merseyside Police has been allocated 200 officers in year 1 of the uplift. Merseyside Police will receive up to £359.4m in funding in 2020/21 an increase of up to £27.1m on 2019/20, and of up to £46.8m compared to 2018/19.
The Home Office publishes the statistical series 'Police workforce, England and Wales' on a biannual basis. The next publication is scheduled for release on Thursday 30 January and will contain information on the number of officers in post as at 30 September 2019. Data on joiners and leavers are published annually, in the July release of the bulletin, which covers the situation as at 31 March.