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New Police Officers (945A/22)


For each of the following financial years:






Please provide the number of new (ie not transferees) police officers (either as police constables or trainee detective constables) who joined your force under the following programmes:



Pre-Join Degree

DHEP (not including Police Now)

Police Now (Neighbourhood programme)

Police Now (Detective programme)

For each programme and financial year please provide the number of those officers who remain in the police service at the 2 year point of their service.

For the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22 should the officers not yet have completed 2 years service, please provide the number of those officers who remain in the police service as of today.


Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.