Kit Malthouse – 2022 Comments on Increasing the Number of Probation Officers

The comments made by Kit Malthouse, the Probation Minister, on 19 May 2022.

Making the streets safer is one of our top priorities so we are giving the Probation Service the resources they need to hold offenders to account, cut crime and reduce the number of victims.

Probation officers play an invaluable role in protecting the public and so we are boosting their numbers – meaning there are more people keeping a watchful eye on offenders and ensuring they reform their criminal ways.