Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley on the latest police officer recruitment figures
The latest figures released by the Home Office show Thames Valley is ahead of recruitment targets for 2020.
Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, said: "The latest figures released today [Thursday 30th July] show that we have already exceeded our recruitment targets for this year.
“By the end of March 2021, we were due to have recruited an additional 183 police officers for the Thames Valley. However, by the end of June 2020 we have already exceeded this target by 36 officers (a total of 219 officers recruited). I am delighted to see these figures and we continue to remain committed to the Government's police officer uplift programme.
"In recent months, we have seen the importance of the work of our officers. The new recruits will provide us with extra resilience for the future. We are keen to attract applicants to these roles from a range of backgrounds. This will not only bring different knowledge and expertise, but help build stronger relationships with the public and our local communities. I am pleased to see the progress the Force is making in this area, such as the creation of a Positive Action & Engagement Team.
“We continue to have the support of both the Prime Minister and Home Secretary to make communities safer across the Thames Valley.”