Recruitment of Police Officers (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2092
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 2016?

Answer

Answer for Recruitment of Police Officers (4)

Answer for Recruitment of Police Officers (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response from the Mayor 09 September 2013

The MPS plan to recruit approximately 5,000 new officers over the next 3 years to achieve an officer strength of 31,957 by 31 March 2016.

During the financial year 2015/16 police officer numbers are expected to stay at around 32,000 in line with my Police and Crime Plan.