With the launch of the campaign for 20,000 new police officers across the UK, Hertfordshire Constabulary is recruiting new officers.

Hertfordshire Constabulary is searching for new police officers, with an emphasis of applications from people with different life experiences and backgrounds, as the national campaign for 20,000 new police officers in the UK starts today.

The campaign, ‘be a force for all’, is the biggest police recruitment in decades as Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushes to increase police numbers with 20,000 new officers in the next three years.

Up to 6,000 officers among 43 police forces are expected to be recruited this year, with the backing of £750 million of government funding for 2020 to 2021.

Chief Constable Charlie Hall said: “We are looking to recruit more police officers over the next three years so if you’d like to join the police then now is a great time.

“We are particularly reaching out to our diverse communities, to under-represented groups, to say please come forward, we want you to apply as we want toe Constabulary’s workforce to reflect the communities we serve and protect.”

To mark the constabulary currently having more than 2,000 officers for the first time since 2011, new recruit PC Daniel Prisecaru was given the collar number 2001.

Applications to join Hertfordshire Constabulary closes on September 30, 2019.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Getting more police on our streets is an absolute priority and I’m delighted our recruitment campaign for 20,000 new officers is now under way.

“I have been clear from day one I will give the police the resources they need, and I am delivering on that commitment.”

“They have my full support and together we will cut crime, get criminals off the streets and keep people safe.”

A National Policing Board, chaired by the Home Secretary and bringing together government and police leaders, has been set up to oversee the recruitment drive and other major policing issues.

The remaining 14,000 police officers to be deployed across the UK will be recruited in the following two years, with additional government funding to help support the campaign.

An application advice session for Hertfordshire Constabulary is being held on September 16 from 6:30 to 8::30pm at the police headquarters. To register your interest, click here.