Police Recruits

MQT on 2012-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2012
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many police recruits were in the Met's intake in: June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September 2012?


Answer for Police Recruits

Answer for Police Recruits

Answered By: 
The Mayor

During the 'Olympic Lockdown' all available policing resources were deployed to ensure a safe and secure Olympics. Consequently, there were no recruitment intakes between 16 July and 17 September 2012. However, three officers transferred from other forces. The recruitment intakes during the period June to September was as follows:

Month New Recruits Transferees from other forces Total June 103 42 145 July - 2 2 August - 1 1 September - - - Total 103 45 148

Recruitment activity has now recommenced with up to 185 current PCSOs/Designated Detention Officers and 150 recruits on the new Graduate Programme due to be attested as Police Officers in April 2013.