Published: Wednesday 4 August 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer is pleased Cheshire Constabulary are on track to recruit the required number of police officers.

The UK Government pledged that they would recruit an additional 20,000 police officers in England and Wales by 31st March 2023. Making further reference to this ‘Uplift’ program, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that forces will be asked to report regularly how these new resources will be deployed.

John Dwyer said:

“Both the Chief Constable of Cheshire and I want to make Cheshire a hostile place for criminals, whilst making the county a safer place to live, work and visit. I am committed to ensuring Cheshire gets its fair share of the 20,000 new officers that the Government is looking to add to the policing family.

“We aim to have a total of 2,345 officers in Cheshire, on the back of the Government’s ‘Uplift Program’. I am pleased to reveal that we are on track to achieve our target by March 2023.”

Deputy Chief Constable Julie Cooke said:

“We are delighted to be continuing with our recruitment programme in order to ensure we have the officers we need to both keep our streets safe and provide the best possible service to the public of Cheshire.

“We want great officers and we also encourage individuality. We’re committed to recruiting people from a wider range of backgrounds and experiences ¬– and helping them to progress in their careers with us.

“By joining Cheshire Constabulary you can help make a difference to the way we police – simply by being the individual that you are. You will become part of a caring policing family where you can be you.”

More information about the police officer recruitment is available here: Careers | Cheshire Constabulary