Nottinghamshire Police to recruit more than 100 new officers, with an extra 20,000 nationally
Nottinghamshire Police will be recruiting hundreds of new officers as part of a national programme funded by the Home Office called Operation Uplift.
The force already have bold plans to have 175 new police constables join the front-line by March 2020, but following further funding from the government, we want to add another 150 officers from the national allocation which could be one of the largest ever increases in a single year.
The news comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to recruit an extra 20,000 new officers across the country over the next three years as part of the programme.
Nottinghamshire Police's Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: "This is a very positive opportunity for the force and the communities we serve across Nottinghamshire. We are delighted to be in a position (Subject to Home Office decision making in the next few weeks) to welcome hundreds of new officers to our policing family who will substantially bolster our frontline.
"This is a fantastic time to join a busy force and enjoy a varied and rewarding career in serving the public. I will be growing both Police Officers and Police Staff which will create significant local employment opportunities”
"It's a fantastic opportunity for us to increase our Neighbourhood policing numbers and local investigators which will help reduce the risk and harm from crime, keep people safe and pursue those who choose to cause so much angst to our communities.
"In addition to bolstering Neighbourhood Policing, my aspiration is also to grow our robbery, burglary, public protection, knife crime and digital forensics teams."
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said: "People want to see a greater emphasis on neighbourhood policing and a more visible presence on the streets.The vast majority of our new recruits will go on the frontline.
"Our focus is on attracting and retaining the best people from a range of backgrounds to ensure that our workforce is truly representative of our local communities.This increase in officer numbers gives us a great opportunity to increase the diversity of our workforce and we hope to attract people from all corners of the community.”
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