Metropolitan Police: Sutton

(asked on 30th June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional police officers (a) have joined the Metropolitan Police in the London Borough of Sutton in the last 12 months and (b) are planned to join the Metropolitan Police in that borough by 2024.

Answered by
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Kit Malthouse
This question was answered on 17th July 2020

The Home Office does not hold the specific information requested.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on police joiners, broken down by Police Force Area in the annual ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. However, data per London Borough are not available.

Data for the year ending March 2019 are available here:

Furthermore, the Home Office has also started to publish quarterly updates on ‘Police officer uplift’. The quarterly update contains information on the number of joiners since November 2019 (when these data were first collected). The latest release is available here:

The next release of both publications is scheduled for 30 July 2020.

The Government has committed to increasing the number of police officers in England and Wales by 20,000 over the next three years. 6,000 additional officers have been allocated to forces across England and Wales by the end of March 2021 and over 3,000 have already been recruited as at March 2020. The Metropolitan Police Service accounted for 714 of the 3,005 officer uplift (24%), and 25% of all officers in England and Wales.

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