We’re on track to have a record number of 3,755 police officers helping people, keeping people safe, and catching criminals in Essex by March 2023, thanks to public support and funding from both the Police Uplift Programme for 20,000 extra officers in England & Wales and from the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
Nationally, over 15,000 additional officers have been recruited so far - but there's still time to join us if you apply now.
In Essex, since July 2019, 40% of our new recruits have been female.
We've also seen an average of 12% applications to join us coming from people who are from black, Asian or ethnic minority communities - at Essex Police it's your values that matter most.
In August, we saw 52 new officers prepare for front line duties in your villages, towns and cities after their Passing Out Parade at Police Headquarters.
In November, there will even more new officers joining our teams across the county.
PC Jessica Kerridge was one of the officers at the Parade in August, and she's now responding to calls for help in the Tendring district.
When asked about which of the newer teams she’d be interested in joining later in her career, PC Kerridge said:
“I would like to get experience with our domestic abuse teams, including the Domestic Abuse Problem Solving Team, as they’re helping to break the cycle of abuse by focusing on the repeat perpetrators.”
If you apply today, you could be joining us in early 2023 as part of our New Year cohort!
If you’re applying as an officer, your starting salary will be between £25,812 to £26,682, plus £3,000 South East allowance. And your earnings as a PC could be as high as £43,032 within seven years of starting.
Officers from the rank of Constable to Chief Inspector also receive an additional 10% of their basic pay for each full hour worked between 8pm and 6am.