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More Than 300 Extra Police Officers For Wales

Part of first wave of recruitment.

The Home Office has today confirmed figures for the first year of the unprecedented drive to increase their ranks by 20,000 over the next three years.

£750 million is being ploughed into supporting forces to recruit up to 6,000 additional officers onto our streets by the end of 2020-21.

Police forces in Wales will be able to recruit a total of 302 new officers. Their first-year recruitment is as follows:

South Wales Police will be able to recruit 136 new officers, which will increase their officer numbers by 4.6%

North Wales Police will be able to recruit 62 new officers, which will increase their officer numbers by 4.3%

Gwent Police will be able to recruit 62 new officers, which will increase their officer numbers by 4.7%

Dyfed-Powys Police will be able to recruit 42 new officers, which will increase their officer numbers by 3.7%

The Home Secretary set out her vision for policing  when she chaired the second meeting of the National Policing Board, involving representatives of frontline officers and police leaders.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “The public are clear they want to see more police officers on their streets, whether they live in the city or the countryside.

“This is the people’s priority and it is exactly what the UK Government is delivering.

“It means more than 300 extra officers right across Wales, helping to cut crime and keep communities safe.”

UK Government Minister in Wales Kevin Foster said: “All four of our police forces in Wales will benefit from the additional resources announced today, enabling them to tackle crime more effectively and help keep people and communities safe.

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