South Yorkshire Police supporting national recruitment drive of 20000 officers

South Yorkshire Police is pleased to support the new national campaign launched today, Thursday 5 September, to recruit 20,000 new police officers.

Chief Constable Stephen Watson recently made a commitment to grow the force by a further 220 new posts, between now and 2024, and the Government’s campaign, ‘Be a force for all’ will allow SYP to increase that number further.

Chief Constable Stephen Watson said: “South Yorkshire Police is making great strides in our journey to becoming an outstanding force, and to support this we are seeking to attract the very best candidates to join our existing officers and staff.

“The announcement from the Government allows us to be even more ambitious in our recruitment, and as such, we are embarking on our largest recruitment drive in living memory.

“If you are someone who possesses a strong sense of public duty, and you share our values, we can offer fantastic opportunities in a full-spectrum force repeatedly assessed as the most improved in the country since 2016.

“This is an exciting time for South Yorkshire Police, and recruitment of numbers on this scale is unprecedented, but be assured the detailed planning required behind the scenes is already underway. I would encourage anyone considering a career

Applications open on Monday 9 September and remain open until midnight on Sunday 15 September. To find out more and to sign up for a job alert, visit


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