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Constable Recruitment (20013/19)


  1. How many new Constables (i.e. not transfers from another force) is the force planning to recruit in the 12 months following the 20,000 uplift announcement? (i.e. August 2019 to August 2020)?
  2. How many new Constables did the force try to recruit in the twelve months to November 2019?
  3. How many new Constables actually entered probation (initial training) during in the twelve months to November 2019?
  4. For those entering in the twelve months to November 2019 what was the route and starting salary?


Please find attached (20013_19_attachment.pdf).

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