More than 800 police officers recruited by SYP so far

Date published: 06 August 2021 13:19
Dated: 28 July 2021 16:30:21

South Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable Lauren Poultney responds to Home Office figures on police uplift released today.

“South Yorkshire Police continues to be in a strong position with regards to recruitment of student police officers.

“We have made a promising start to the new financial year, and we remain on track to meet our year end targets for both the national uplift, and our own force uplift, as well as welcoming additional officers from the Police Now and Detective Now schemes.

“Since April 2019, we have seen 763 new officers join the force, consisting of 690 new recruits and 73 transferees, supplemented by 58 returners, all of whom are in various stages throughout their training. At present, some 510 of the new recruits have been out working in our districts as part of their on the job learning.

“We are currently recruiting for police officers, and we expect to receive a large number of applications during this live period. In our last live application period in September 2020, we exceeded our headcount target for 2020/21 by 119 officers.

“This is an exciting time for the force, and I would encourage anyone interested in becoming a police officer to visit our website -  www.southyorks.police.uk/bethefuture - to find out more information on the role, and to apply online.

“South Yorkshire Police is strongly committed to reflecting the communities we serve, and as such we warmly welcome applicants from all cultures and backgrounds to join us and complement our existing service.”

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