Alex Chalk – 2021 Comments on Probation Officers

The comments made by Alex Chalk, the Prisons and Probation Minister, on 3 June 2021.

Probation officers are unsung crime fighters, sending offenders back to prison if they breach their licence conditions, and helping others turn their lives around so that they don’t commit more crime.

These new recruits are a key part of our plan to make the country safer, alongside 20,000 more police officers, tougher sentences and the building of 18,000 new prison places.