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FOI 7164 Recruitment

Ref No: FOI 7164

Category: Human Resources

Request

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: RFI 7164/16

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received on 9th March 2016. Please find below the response to your request:

1) Do West Mercia plan on opening recruitment again in 2016 for the role of Police Constable, if so when?

2) How many applicants have passed the last recruitment drive for PC in 2015, completed their training and are now operational?

3) How many applicants have passed the last recruitment drive for PC in 2015 and are now on the waiting list to start training?

4) How many training dates have been arranged for 2016 and what months are they?

 

Response

REPLY 1: At the present time, West Mercia Police have no plans to open for general PC recruitment during 2016

REPLY 2: Officer new starters excluding transferees = 115

REPLY 3: Student Police Officer recruitment new starter data from 01.01.2015 - 31.12.15 West Mercia Police New Starters - 197

As at 11.3.16 in respect of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police force Alliance (Information is not available split between the two forces):

Completed recruitment process and waiting for start date - 163

Still in process (not currently on waiting list for start date) - 140

REPLY 4: There are 7 courses now planned to train new Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police force Alliance Officers. Dates are as follows:

Provisional Start Date

Provisional End Date

11th April 16

2nd Aug 16

6th June 16

3rd Oct 16

15th Aug 16

5th Dec 16

5th Sept 16

23rd Dec 16

7th Nov 16

6th March 17

9th Jan 17

3rd May 17

23rd Jan 17

17th May 17