ESSEX Police have announced their officer numbers are at a four-year high.
Since January 1, 2020 alone Essex Police have received 1,210 applications from candidates wanting to join as a police constable.
Essex Police are on track to have 3,369 officers by March 2021. This includes 135 officers they are able to recruit and train supported by the Government’s national police uplift programme.
Between January and December 2019, Essex Police received 2,439 applications for police constables – a 44% increase on the previous year.
Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills said: “We are on track to be the largest and strongest we’ve ever been and are proud that so many brave and talented people want to join us to protect and serve Essex, helping people, keeping people safe and catching criminals.
“Now more than ever, we are visible and accessible to the communities we serve, with our new Town Centre Teams and expanded Rural Engagement Team and Business Crime Unit.
“We have invested in our investigative capabilities in areas such as tackling serious violent crime and domestic abuse, and continue to focus on the issues that can cause the greatest harm
“We are proud to have such a strong team of officers and staff who are dedicated to making a difference.
“Being a police officer is a job like no other and we have some great opportunities for those who Fit the Bill and want to help make that difference.”
Essex Police have opportunities for people who feel they would #FitTheBill as a uniformed officer or detective.
Find out more about how to start your journey with Essex Police at https://www.essex.police.uk/police-forces/essex-police/areas/essex-police/campaigns/campaigns/20192/start-your-journey-with-us/