Recruitment of Police Officers (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2091
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many police officers will there be in the Metropolitan Police in May 2015?

Answer

Answer for Recruitment of Police Officers (3)

Answer for Recruitment of Police Officers (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response from the Mayor 09 September 2013

The MPS will recruit around 2,300 new constables in 2013/14, 2,000 in 2014/15 and 1,150 in 2015/16. These numbers are approximate and rely on the current level of turnover continuing and recruitment being delivered to the planned timelines.

During the financial year 2014/15 police officer numbers are expected to rise from 31,209 to around 32,000 in line with my Police and Crime Plan.