Wednesday 09 Oct 2019
North Wales Police will get funding for an additional 62 police officers as part of the first wave of the national uplift of 6,000 officers nationwide by the end of 2020-21.
Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: “This is good news for our communities and for anyone thinking about joining North Wales Police. It’s without doubt a very positive step forward which will allow us to focus on the issues which matter most to our local communities and continue to work towards making North Wales the safest place in the UK.”
North Wales Police was already recruiting ahead of the Government’s announcement, with the next recruitment window for officers opening on October 14.
Mark Jones, North Wales Police General Secretary said: ”Naturally we are very pleased with the Home Office announcement regarding the uplift in police officer number in North Wales. Police resources continue to be stretched with soaring demands on the Police Service, so additional numbers are welcomed. We will, as always, continue to work with the Force to ensure that our dedicated and brave members are best supported as they protect our local communities.“
The four Welsh forces operate a joint recruitment process, which ensures all applicants to Welsh forces will experience the same user-friendly system. The system allows applicants to find out immediately if they’ve been accepted on to a recruitment journey for Welsh policing.