Police to recruit officers

Kent Police is due to open recruitment for new officers from tomorrow. The move comes after budget cuts from central government led to 500 officers leaving the force.

Kent Police to start recruiting after budget cuts

Kent Police Commissioner Ann Barnes with the Chief Constable of Kent Police, Ian Learmonth Credit: Press Association Images

Kent Police is due to open recruitment for new officers from Monday after losing 500 officers from the force due to budget cuts. The successful candidates will have a starting salary of £21,000 and will be provided with training and development. Applications close at 4pm on Friday, August 2.

Ann Barnes, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, said: `We have already lost 500 officers through natural wastage so it's fantastic news that Kent Police is now able to open the doors and bring in new blood to the organisation.'