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Police Constable and PCSO Recruitment Plans

Question

Please could you provide your plans for:

1) The number of Police Constables you plan to recruit in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively.

2) When recruitment windows will open for Police Constables from November 2017 to December 2018.

3) The number of PCSOs you plan to recruit in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively.

4) When recruitment windows will open for PCSOs from November 2017 to December 2018.

Answer

With regards to questions one and three the below figures are based on current plans which are regularly in review and will fluctuate based on turnover and organisational change.

2017

2018

2019

Number of Police Constable Recruits

48

128

*

Number of PCSO Recruits

32

48

16*

* 2019 planning is ongoing. For police constables the numbers will be impacted upon changes

to the existing development programme to an apprenticeship model.

2. Successful candidates from the previous police constable campaign continue to be appointed to the Constabulary. Planning for recruitment in 2018 continues and will commence in the early part of the year.

4. The Constabulary opened for PCSO recruitment earlier this year and candidates continue to be appointed from this campaign. The organisation is planning to open for PCSO recruitment in early 2018.

FOI reference: 1364/17.

Date of request: 07.11.17.