Leicestershire Police is to take on 120 officers following years in which recruitment has been largely frozen due to budget cuts.
The force is recruiting 120 police constables in total. Twenty officers started last week and a further 20 will start in December, all recruited internally through the force’s police support volunteers, specials, PCSOs and staff.
An external recruitment campaign will begin in October (10-23) to fill the 80 remaining roles.
Meanwhile, the force is also recruiting an additional 100 police community support workers (PCSOs). Recruitment is open now and closes on September 4.
It’s not yet known where in the county the new officers will work.
Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay said: “It has become possible for us to increase our numbers and recruit officers to the force through good financial management, the support of the police and crime commissioner and an increase in funding.”
For details about vacancies visit www.leics.police.uk