Want to be a police officer? Leicestershire force starts recruiting for 80 new jobs
A new recruitment drive to find 80 new police officers began today.
Applicants have between now and October 23 to sign up to join Leicestershire Police.
It is the first major recruitment drive for years, due to falling numbers of police during years of falling budgets due to the Government's austerity policy.
At its height, in 2009, there were more than 2,300 officers but that number has been dropping steadily since then.
Read more: Leicestershire Police to recruit 120 new officers - here's how to apply
Most of the personnel cuts have been achieved with the retirement of several hundred... read more
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