Dunne welcomes immediate police recruitment in West Mercia

South Shropshire MP Philip Dunne has welcomed confirmation from West Mercia Police that they are to begin immediate recruitment of more police officers.

West Mercia Police are recruiting 93 new officers, as part of the Prime Minister commitment to deliver 20,000 more police officers on the streets across the country.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies have reconfirmed West Mercia Police’s Good rating, highlighting introduction of a centralised crime bureau to assess every incident and crime record as a particularly positive development.

Mr Dunne said: “I am delighted West Mercia Police will begin immediate recruitment of some 93 new officers, to help keep our streets safer.

This shows the Prime Minister is making good on his pledge to boost police numbers by 20,000 across the country, and I am sure this will be welcomed by people in South Shropshire.”