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Police: Recruitment

Question for Home Office

UIN HL9473, tabled on 22 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the age profile of those recruited through their campaign to recruit 20,000 new police officers.

Answered on

5 November 2020

The Government is delivering on the people’s priorities by recruiting an additional 20,000 police officers over the next three years.

The 20,000 officer uplift is a once in a generation opportunity to enable all forces become more representative of the communities they serve. We are already seeing applications from a wide range of candidates with diverse backgrounds and from a range of ages who are bringing particular skills and experience to the police service.

Amendments to Police Regulations made this year mean that individuals can apply to join the police at 17 years of age for appointment on reaching 18 years, opening the way for more candidates wishing to apply to join the police.

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