- Newly released figures show that 2,070 police officers have been recruited in the Metropolitan Police as part of the Conservative Government’s pledge to put 20,000 more officers on the streets by 2023.
- Since the recruitment drive was launched in 2019, the 43 police forces across England and Wales have seen an additional 11,053 police officers recruited, putting the Government on track to deliver on its manifesto promise – and figures show that over four in ten new recruits are women.
Andrew Rosindell has welcomed the announcement that 2,070 police officers have been recruited in the Metropolitan Police since September 2019, bringing the total number of officers up to 34,013.
The latest figures are part of the Conservative Government’s drive to get 20,000 more police officers on the street by 2023, and puts the Government on track to fulfil its manifesto commitment.
Across the 43 police forces, an additional 11,053 officers have been recruited, bringing the total number of police officers in England and Wales to 139,908 – where they are already having an impact in tackling crime and keeping communities safe.
The 11,000 extra officers will support the Conservative Government’s crack down on crime, which has seen the launch of the Beating Crime Plan and the passing of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill through the House of Commons.
Andrew Rosindell M.P. said:
“From working with our local police force, I know just how valuable 2,070 more police officers will be in helping to crack down on crime.
The additional recruits mean there are now 34,013 police officers in the Metropolitan Police, helping to keep neighbourhoods secure and reassuring the law-abiding majority that they are safe.
However, it is not enough to see these resources announced from Westminster. We must also see the Mayor of London commit to sharing these resources fairly, instead of his traditional approach of focusing his resources on his favourite Zone 1 and Zone 2 boroughs."
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“It is fantastic that we are now over half-way in delivering on our commitment of 20,000 more police officers by 2023.
Every police force area in our country will benefit from more officers, meaning safer streets, secure neighbourhoods, and more support for victims”
Home Secretary Priti Patel said:
“I am delighted that we have recruited over 11,000 new police officers in England and Wales. These figures mean we are well on track to meet our target of recruiting 20,000 extra police officers by 2023.
Together with our Beating Crime Plan, this Government is determined to crack down on crime and back our police with the powers they need – and these figures mean there are now over 11,000 additional police officers able to shut down drug gangs, take knives off our streets, and protect communities from harm”.