The Government has committed to increasing the number of police officers by an additional 20,000 over the next three years. Home Office will receive 750m for investment in policy 2020/21 to enable delivery of Y1 uplift. This includes up to 2,000 officers by the end of this financial year, through an additional £45m.
Up to 6,000 additional officers are to be recruited by the end if March 2021. These officers will be a genuine increase in police numbers taking into account replacments for exisiting vacancies in forces.