Chief Constable Mike Cunningham, College of Policing CEO, said: “Today marks a significant step forward for policing and the public. The additional officers recruited through this campaign will ease the pressure on our people, help us to reduce crime and improve outcomes for victims.
“This is a unique opportunity for policing to ensure it is truly representative of the communities we serve.
“Those joining the service will need compassion and dedication, and to be prepared for the challenges and complexity of modern policing.
“They will be supported, trained and equipped to meet those challenges.”