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Vetting (115A/23)


  1. How much money did your force spend on vetting new recruits from 6 April 2012 to 5 April 2013 (financial year)?
  2. How much money did your force spend on vetting new recruits from 6 April 2021 to 5 April 2022 (financial year)?
  3. How many officers in your force have been vetted in the last 5 years?
  4. How many officers do you have in total?


Q1 – This information is not held.

Q2 & Q3 – Please find attached (115A_23_attachment.pdf).

Q4 – Under section 21 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you. The information you requested is published on the Government website and can be found via the following link:

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.