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More than 350 new police officers recruited across the East Midlands since last year

It's following a major government recruitment drive.

  • All local forces bolster their ranks and on track to meeting recruitment targets
  • Includes Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire Police
  • Government is committed to adding 20,000 extra officers in three years

The East Midlands region has 357 additional police officers since the Government launched a major recruitment drive, according to figures released today (30 July).

This follows the launch of the government’s campaign in September 2019 to recruit 20,000 extra officers over the next three years.

The figures show 9,327 new officers joined 43 forces across England and Wales between October 2019 – June 2020. 4,336 of these were specifically recruited as part of the uplift programme, others were recruited to backfill leavers or through locally funded recruitment.

This includes 87 additional officers for Derbyshire Police, 57 for Leicestershire Police, 79 for Lincolnshire Police, 57 for Northamptonshire Police and 77 for Nottinghamshire Police.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said:

“We are delivering on the people’s priorities – putting more police officers on the streets to keep us safe.

“Our brave police officers have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic, clearly inspiring many others to join them.

“My support for them remains unwavering – they deserve our utmost gratitude and respect.”

 

Force

Targets and recruitment – additional officers

 

March 2020

June 2020

March 2021 target

Derbyshire

60

87

85

Leicestershire

43

57

89

Lincolnshire

64

79

50

Northamptonshire

20

57

57

Nottinghamshire

95

77

107

Total

282

357

388

 

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