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Police Officer Recruitment

Date of request: February 7, 2019
Posted in: Our staff
Reference: 186/19


  1. The number of Police Constables you plan to recruit in 2019, 2020 and 2021 and confirmation on how many new recruits there were in 2018.
  2. And what the current workforce numbers are and were in 2017 and 2018.


  1. 2019 – 204 officer and 48 PCSOs. Our current projections are 18 months and therefore we are unable to answer for 2020 and 2021.
  2. As requested please find below the figures for Police Officer and PCSO numbers as at 31st March 2017 and 31st March 2018.
Staff Group (Holder) FTE as at Mar-17 FTE as at Mar-18
Police Officers 2,652.15 2,596.51
PCSOs 314.36 324.77
Staff Group (Holder) Headcount as at Mar-17 Headcount as at Mar-18
Police Officers 2,740 2,696
PCSOs 331 341
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