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More police on way for county

Posted onPosted on 27th Mar

Nottinghamshire Police is to recruit an extra 150 extra police officers over the next 12 months — on top of the 147 officers already secured this financial year.

The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping, and Chief Constable Craig Guildford said the force would push on with its recruitment efforts after a further cohort of new officers (above), were sworn into post during a passing out parade.

The force has now recruited the full 107 police officers pledged as part of a national uplift and a further 40 delivered by the 2020-21 budget.

Plans are now under way to recruit a further 150 officers by March 2021 — bringing the total number of additional officers to almost 300.

The vast majority will be deployed in Neighbourhood Policing roles and there will also be more dedicated beat officers.

“This is a massive achievement and puts Nottinghamshire firmly in front,” said Mr Tipping.