15,343 more police officers recruited
New figures reveal more than 15,300 extra police officers have been hired across England and Wales in the UK’s largest police uplift programme, cutting crime and keeping communities safe.
- The Conservatives were elected in 2019 on a promise to the British people to recruit 20,000 extra police officers to cut crime and make our streets safer.
- New figures published yesterday reveal we remain on track to deliver this manifesto pledge, with an additional 15,343 police officers patrolling our streets – making up 77 per cent of our manifesto target. The figures also revealed there are now more than 50,000 female police officers in forces across England and Wales for the very first time, delivering on our commitment to ensuring forces become more representative of the communities they serve.
- This demonstrates the importance of a Conservative Government – delivering on the British people’s priorities and cracking down on crime which tears our communities apart.