New police officers to join Cumbria county force
Last updated at 08:42, Thursday, 05 September 2013
AN extra 18 new police officers will join the Cumbria county force this month with another 36 expected in October.
The “brand new” officers are also being joined in Cumbria Constabulary by “a number” of transfers from other forces.
The good news was revealed this week as the office of Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner explained how it was resolving a £2.369m underspend.
Ruth Hunter, the PCC’s Chief Finance Officer, revealed the current forecast net expenditure was £96.402m, compared with an approved budget of £98.771m.
Assistant Chief Constable Michelle Skeer said the underspend had been largely down to a freeze on recruitment.
“There has been a massive recruitment campaign, which has enabled us to bring in 18 brand new starters this month and 36 next month, as well as new transferees,” she said.
“We have a robust workforce and recruitment plan and are back up to staffing numbers, and will be above numbers in October.
- Full story in today's Evening Mail
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First published at 16:25, Wednesday, 04 September 2013
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Wow all these brand new starters is great. But how many officers have left the force in the last years?
What are the actual front line force numbers compared to last year or two years ago?