PCC Statement on Home Office announcement on the Latest Police Officer Uplift Figures
Thursday 30 April, 2020
West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s statement on Home Office announcement on the latest police officer uplift figures.
By 31 March this year, West Yorkshire Police had recruited an additional 252 officers who are either training or already deployed into frontline policing, also bolstered by additional funding raised through the local police precept set by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson, said: “It is very encouraging that the police officer uplift numbers for West Yorkshire are in line with the planned precept and budget I set earlier this year. Despite the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, West Yorkshire Police are managing and safely adapting to the challenges faced. It’s important to signal and continue to offer opportunities for anyone considering a career in policing.
“We are ensuring we are doing all we can to keep our communities safe and also to make sure newly recruited officers, staff and volunteers are getting the best training at our state-of-the-art training facility. Strengthening and rebuilding the frontline and our Neighbourhood Policing Teams is crucial and even more important during these unprecedented times. The increased visibility and availability of police officers and staff is so important to the communities of West Yorkshire to offer more support and reassurance wherever we can.”