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More police in Nottinghamshire

Posted onPosted on 14th May

An intensive recruitment drive has swelled Nottinghamshire Police’s officer ranks to its highest number for a decade.

Latest Home Office figures confirmed the force has reached 2,224 officers, up by 245 (12.4 per cent) since October 2019.

It means the force is well on track to meet its target to recruit more than 300 officers by 2022.

Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: “To have reached our highest officer levels for more than 10 years is testament to the success of the recruitment programme. Not since 2011 have we had so many officers out on our Nottinghamshire streets and engaging with the public daily.

“With the support of the Police and Crime Commissioner, we have been quick to take up the offer from Government to swell the ranks of frontline policing as part of their offer to increase police officer numbers in forces across the country by 20,000.

“The force continues to make huge strides. This is happening because of the huge amount of work my officers and staff have put into our recruitment processes, which includes a longer-term focus on community and youth engagement programmes, schools outreach, and positive action.”