Thames Valley Police has benefited from an additional 582 police officers in less than four years, new numbers from the Government have confirmed.
Matthew Barber has welcomed the announcement that 582 police officers have been recruited in Thames Valley since September 2019, as part of the national Uplift Programme.
This brings the total number of officers up to 4,832 by the end of December 2022.
As part of the Home Office’s Uplift programme, an additional 20,000 police officers will be recruited across all police forces in England by March 2023.
Welcoming the announcement, Matthew said: “The additional 582 police officers recruited, as part of the Uplift programme, will help to cut crime across Thames Valley, reassuring our communities that it is a safe place to live.
“The Force is on track to exceed the Home Office target of 609 additional officers by the end of this financial year. As part of my plans to strengthen community policing, I am planning to increase the size of the Force by a further 80 police officers to help tackle crime in local communities.
“Recruitment continues across the Force for police officers, PCSOs and staff. You can find out more about joining Thames Valley Police at tvpcareers.co.uk.”