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House of Commons Hansard
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Police: Recruitment
01 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were recruited in each month of the last two years. [318910]

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[holding answer 26 February 2010]: The available data are provided in the table. Figures are not collated on a monthly basis. Therefore, quarterly figures have been provided.

The total number of joiners on an annual basis and other related data are published annually as part of the annual Police Service Strength Home Office Statistical Bulletin. The latest bulletin can be found at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/policeorg1.html

and bulletins for this and previous years are deposited in the Library of the House.

Police officer joiners, England and Wales, 2007-08 and 2008-09

Financial year

Quarter

Total

2007-08

Q1

1,416

Q2

1,921

Q3

1,923

Q4

2,721

Total

7,981

2008-09

Q1

1,960

Q2

2,441

Q3

2,175

Q4

3,297

Total

9,873

Notes:

1. Quarterly figures are provisional and have not been verified by forces.

2. Figures include the following types of joiners: ‘Standard Direct’, ‘Rejoining’, ‘Previously Special Constable’ and ‘Transfer’.

3. This table contains full-time equivalent figures for the 43 forces of England and Wales. They have been rounded to the nearest whole number.