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Metropolitan Police: Recruitment

Question for Home Office

UIN 902529, tabled on 12 July 2021

What estimate she has made of the total number of police officers (a) recruited by the Metropolitan Police in 2020 and (b) due to be recruited by that force in 2021.

Answered on

12 July 2021

We are increasing the number of police officers across England and Wales by 20,000 by March 2023.

In the calendar year 2020, the Metropolitan police recruited 3,121 police officers. This figure includes officers recruited as part of the Government’s national uplift programme as well as those recruited to backfill leavers. From January to March 2021 the force recruited 598 officers.

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