The latest figures for police numbers confirm that the government is on track to meet the Conservative manifesto promise to recruit 20,000 more police. More than 13,500 extra police officers have been hired across England and Wales in the UK's largest police uplift programme, cutting crime and keeping communities safe.
- This Government was elected in 2019, having made a promise to to recruit 20,000 extra police officers during the lifetime of this parliament to cut crime and keep communities safe.
- New figures published yesterday reveal we are on track to meet this manifesto pledge, with an additional 13,576 police officers patrolling our streets, protecting the public and bearing down on antisocial behaviour and violent crime.
- This demonstrates the importance of a Conservative Government – delivering on the British people's priorities and keeping our communities safe.