- Newly released figures show 313 police officers have been recruited in Devon and Cornwall as part of the Conservative Government’s pledge to put 20,000 more officers on the streets by March 2023.
- 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 on track to deliver on its manifesto promise.
- The 313 additional officers recruited as part of the national recruitment drive are on top of the increases in officer numbers agreed under the Budget Plans of Devon and Cornwall Police and crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez.
Torbay’s MP, Kevin Foster, has welcomed the announcement 313 additional police officers have been recruited in Devon and Cornwall since September 2019.
The latest figures are part of the Conservative Government’s drive to get 20,000 more police officers on the street by March 2023, and puts the Government on track to fulfil its manifesto commitment with 77 per cent 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 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 per cent are women.
The 15,343 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 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 this year.
Commenting, Kevin Foster MP said:
“Crime and anti-social behaviour can blight local communities, whilst undermining business confidence. These extra officers will make a visible difference in tackling crime across our region and bringing more criminals to justice.”