- Figures released in February this year show that 674 police officers have been recruited in Merseyside as part of the Conservative Government’s pledge to put 20,000 more officers on the streets.
- Since the recruitment drive was launched in 2019, the 43 police forces across England and Wales have seen an additional 15,343 police officers recruited, putting the Government closer to delivering on its manifesto promise.
- This builds on the Conservative Government’s Beating Crime Plan and Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act – aimed at reducing crime, protecting victims and making the country safer.
Sefton Central Conservatives have welcomed the announcement that 674 police officers have been recruited in Merseyside since September 2019.
The latest figures are part of the Conservative Government’s drive to get 20,000 more police officers on the streets, and puts the Government on track to fulfil its manifesto commitment with 77% of the target now met.
Across the 43 police forces, an additional 15,343 officers have been recruited – tackling crime and keeping communities safe across the country.
The latest figures also show that the police are more representative of the communities they serve. There are now more female police officers than since records began with over 50,000 women in forces across England and Wales. Of the recruits hired since April 2020, 42.5% are women.
The 15,343 extra officers will support the Conservative Government’s crackdown on crime, which has seen the launch of the Beating Crime Plan and the passing of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act – reducing crime, protecting victims, and making the country safer.
This Conservative Government is continuing to deliver on tackling crime – including boosting police funding to £16.9 billion and boosting police officer pay, with every police officer receiving a £1,900 uplift to their salary in 2022/23.