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The Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable are committed to maximising the number of police officers and PCSOs as a means of maintaining high performance.
While the level of recruitment very much depends on the level of government grant which the force will receive in 2014/15, there will be a need to recruit police officers at some point in the future.
At this stage it is likely that an initial recruitment exercise will start in autumn 2013 with a view to having a new intake of police officers in in the spring/summer next year.
In relation to PCSOs, we do not expect there to be many vacancies for the rest of this year. If recruitment it necessary it will be undertaken during the second half of 2014. Again this depends on the level of Home Office funding which the force receives.
In relation to the recruitment of other police staff posts these will appear on the force website as and when they are advertised: www.durham.police.uk.
Posted on Wednesday 6th March 2013