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Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley on the latest police officer recruitment figures

Statement from the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, on the latest police officer uplift figures released by the Home Office.

The latest figures released by the Home Office show that Thames Valley has exceeded its recruitment targets for 2020/21. 

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, said: "The latest figures from the Home Office [28 January] show that we have exceeded our recruitment targets for 2020/21, and are well placed to meet our 2021/22 recruitment target. 

“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 December 2020, we had exceeded this target by 75 officers (a total of 258 officers recruited). These figures show how committed we are to delivering the Government's police officer uplift programme. 

"We all continue to see the importance of our police officers throughout this pandemic. These new recruits will provide the Force with additional resilience for the future. 

“We continue to have the support of both the Prime Minister and Home Secretary to make our communities safer across the Thames Valley.” 

NOTES TO EDITORS 

Details of the latest Home Office figures on police officer uplift can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-december-2020.