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Police: Training

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officer recruits in England and Wales began residential training in each year since 1999. (176038)

The number of police officer recruits in England and Wales who began residential training in each of the year from 1999 to 2006 is given in the following table. The new Initial Police Learning and Development Programme commenced in April 2006 and, apart from recruits to the Metropolitan Police Service, negated the requirement for a residential element as training is provided locally.

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Total 1999-2006

Forces in England and Wales1

3,613

5,787

7,421

7,760

8,434

6,023

3,641

42,679

Metropolitan Police Service2

994

1,350

2,748

3,489

3,362

2,351

1,332

15,626

Total

4,607

7,137

10,169

11,249

11,796

8,374

4,973

58,305

Non Home Office force recruits trained for service inside England and Wales

Total

73

109

101

119

183

311

264

1,160

Non Home Office force recruits trained for service outside England and Wales (Channel Islands)

Total

53

46

48

29

26

21

19

242

1 Excludes Metropolitan police force, British Transport police, NCS/NSPIS, Channel Island police and non-Home Office police forces

2 This figure includes transferees from other forces who underwent residential training