July 30, 2020 5.16 pm This story is over 40 months old

79 new officers join Lincolnshire Police

They will be put through their paces in training

Lincolnshire Police now has 79 more officers who will be put through their paces in training.

The government promised last summer that 20,000 more police officers would be recruited across England and Wales over the next three years.

Lincolnshire Police said it remains on target to meet its uplift target of recruiting and training 120 new student officers this year.

The new recruits will complete their training before becoming fully fledged members of the county’s police force.

Detective superintendent Pete Grayson, who heads up the Horizons Programme, said: “Despite the challenges presented by COVID 19, the force has successfully adapted its recruitment and pre-employment processes.

“As a result, whilst still complying with Public Health England guidelines, we have been able to maintain the pace of our current recruitment drive, thereby ensuring that future planned cohorts of student officers are delivered on time.”