Kit Malthouse – 2021 Comments on Police Recruitment Drive

The comments made by Kit Malthouse, the Policing Minister, on 29 April 2021.

Joining the police to help make neighbourhoods safer is a noble career and I am heartened to see thousands more people make that choice.

An increase of 8,771 officers is a great achievement, and I want to thank forces for their considerable efforts to help us exceed our target for the first year of the recruitment campaign.

It is fantastic that our police forces are now more diverse than ever before, but we know there is still more work to do to on this front – I will continue working with police leaders to ensure our forces are truly representative of the communities they serve.