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Recruitment of 20,000 new police officers to begin 'within weeks'

The recruitment of 20,000 new police officers in England and Wales will begin within weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
The College of Policing welcomed the pledge but warned of "logistical challenges", partly because of concerns of a lack of instructors for training.
It is "not just getting people through the doors", its chief executive said.
Forces in England and Wales lost more than 20,000 officers between September 2009 and September 2017.
Mr Johnson said he wanted the recruitment - which will be overseen by a new national policing board - to be completed over the next three years.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49123319
 
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