Recruitment of Police Officers (1)

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


At Mayor's Question Time on May 22nd 2013 you said 'That is why we are recruiting 5,000 [police officers] in the current period and there will be nearly 1,000 more by August.' How many police officers do you intend to recruit in 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16?


Answer for Recruitment of Police Officers (1)

Answer for Recruitment of Police Officers (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 1 July 2013.

The MPS will recruit around 2,300 new constables in 2013/14, 2,000 in 2014/15 and 1,150 in 2015/16. It plans to recruit around 5,000 new recruits in total by the end of the financial year 2015/16.

These numbers are approximate and rely on the current level of turnover continuing and recruitment being delivered to the planned timelines.