The recruits will now be put through their paces in training before becoming fully fledged members of the force.
Last summer the Government announced that 20,000 more police officers would be recruited across England and Wales over the next three years. The resulting ‘Uplift’ Project was subsequently developed by Lincolnshire Police as part of its Horizons 2023 Programme which will see the force working to develop a more efficient, effective and increasingly diverse and representative workforce for the community by 2023.
Det Supt Pete Grayson who heads the Horizons Programme said: “This is of course great news and we remain on target to meet our Uplift target of recruiting and training 120 new student officers during the current year.
“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.”
The increase in officer figures cover the period from October 2019 to June 2020.
Making Lincolnshire an even safer place to live, work and visit were the key objectives set out by the Chief Constable, Bill Skelly in the Distinctively Lincolnshire Strategy.