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Police: Recruitment

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5646, tabled on 15 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact their plans to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers will have on resources available for road policing.

Answered on

30 June 2020

The Government has committed to increasing the number of police officers by 20,000 over the next three years. An additional 20,000 officers sends a clear message that we are committed to giving police the resources they need to tackle crime and keep our communities safe.

The Home Office has confirmed the allocations for every force in England and Wales in the first year of the uplift. 6,000 additional officers have been allocated to forces across England and Wales by the end of March 2021 and over 3,000 have already been recruited.

We are working closely with policing leaders to ensure the additional resource will have the right impact. Chief Constables remain operationally independent, and the deployment of officers is an operational matter for local Chief Constables.

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