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Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is delivering on his promise to boost policing in West Mercia with the recruitment of the 100 additional officers well underway.

The drive to give the communities of West Mercia more frontline officers will not be affected by the decision, made by the Commissioner and West Mercia Chief Constable earlier this month, to withdraw from the current strategic alliance arrangements with Warwickshire.

John Campion said: “I made a promise to the communities that I would not only ensure a great proportion of the money they contribute towards policing would be spent on the frontline, but I also said I would do that by bringing in an additional 100 officers.

“I am committed to delivering on that promise despite what the future may hold regarding the alliance. These officers will be based in West Mercia and will ensure our communities are getting the service they need. I would encourage anyone who has a keen and driven attitude to apply.”

Martin Evans, Assistant Chief Constable of West Mercia Police, said: “We welcome the continued support of our Police and Crime Commissioner at recognising the operational needs of our force.

“Policing is one of the most challenging, unpredictable, yet utterly rewarding jobs I know and I am sure the successful candidates will add huge value to our team and make a positive difference every day to the lives of the people in their communities.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in joining us to visit to get in touch, you could start your career as a police officer by 2019!”

The recruitment for the 100 additional officers started last month on top of the on-going recruitment drive.

Issued on: Thursday 16th October