As of today, there are 48 police services in the UK. In England and Wales there 43 territorial police services. Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own nationally run police forces, and there are three specialised; British Transport, Ministry of Defence and Civil Nuclear police services.

In total the current personnel levels of police officers across the UK stands at; 135,301 police officers as of 31stMarch 2021. Since 2019 and the governments pledge to employ a further 20,000 police officers and the figure above includes a total of 12,896 officers from this pledge. However, this figure still falls short by 7,104 and at the time of writing the majority of police services in England and Wales are still recruiting for Police Constables.

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