Detective recruitment

MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What progress has been made in increasing the number of Detectives currently working for the Metropolitan Police Service?


Answer for Detective recruitment

Answer for Detective recruitment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Detective numbers in the MPS are being increased by direct recruitment and the progression of existing officers into the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

A working group, chaired by Assistant Commissioner Gallan, is working to identify barriers in attracting staff to join CID and develop mitigating action.

The direct recruitment of Detectives into the MPS began with a recruitment campaign launched in Oct 2016.  Recruits from this campaign will start in May 2017. The aspiration will be to recruit 160 Direct Entry Detectives each year, in addition to internal recruitment and the development of MPS staff into the rank of Detective.