Skip to content

Officer recruitment (1422A/23)


Please could you provide me with the following information.

1.(a) The number of new recruits to the force in 2023 who accepted jobs after a face-to-face interview

1.(b) The total number of new recruits to the force in 2023

2.The same figures for 2022

3.The same figures for 2021

4.The same figures for 2020

5.The same figures for 2019

6.The number of existing police officers (not new recruits) who have undergone RE-vetting since March 2023

Please note, all questions relate to uniformed officers, not support staff.


Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

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.