Police needs more time to recruit 4,000 officers

27-05-2017

The police presidium has asked for an extension of the time-frame in which the force was expected to increase the ranks of the force by 4,000 men and women to 44,000, the ctk news agency reports. According to a report for the government the recruitment of new officers is not going as fast as expected. The police has asked for a two year extension of the plan until 2022. The government is to decide on the request next week. The police is taking on new recruits also in connection with the heightened threat of terrorism. Since 2015 the police spent 120 million crowns on security measures.