Officer Recruitment (3144/19)

Request

1) The number of people who applied to be a special constable in the last intake

1a) of those people, how many were aged 18

1b) of those aged 18, how many proceeded through each stage of your recruitment process (including the number of those who are recruited as a SC)

2) The number of people who applied to be a police constable in the last intake

2a) of those people, how many were aged 18

2b) of those aged 18, how many proceeded through each stage of your recruitment process (including the number of those who are recruited as a SC)

CLARIFICATION

I would like the number of Special Constables who were fully recruited to become voluntary police officers, eg passing the entire recruitment process.

I would also like the same as above but for Police Constables.

My main objective is to know how many 18 year olds apply for both PC and SC roles and of those applicants, how many 18 year olds are fully recruited as a PC or SC.

Response

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.

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