THE news 529 new police officers have been recruited in Merseyside has been welcomed by Southport’s MP Damien Moore.
The addition of these new officers brings the total number of police across Merseyside up to 3,976, meaning there are now more frontline officers on our streets to keep the public safe, the MPs said.
The new raft of officers comes in the first year of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s campaign to recruit 20,000 officers by March 2023, as part of the 8,771 additional officers that have been recruited across England and Wales.
His pledge to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers was one of Boris Johnson’s key pledges during the Conservative Party leadership contest nearly two years ago. Analysis of diversity data shows that there are now 10,218 officers from a Black Asian and Minority Ethnic background – the highest number on record.
Mr Moore said: “Getting more police officers onto our streets is one of the people’s priorities, and so I am delighted that this government has already delivered an extra 529 officers across Merseyside Police.
“Every one of these officers will make an enormous difference in helping to cut crime and keep people safe – and I know that many more will follow as the government continues to deliver on its promise to recruit 20,000 more over the next three years.
“By backing our police with the funding, powers and resources they need, we are keeping the public and our communities safe, so that people everywhere can live their lives free from the fear of crime.”