A drive to recruit new police officers has been launched by Northamptonshire Police.
The force has pledged to maintain officer levels at 1,220, a commitment which means more trainee officers are now needed.
The pledge to maintain the number of front-line officers was made by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Adam Simmonds, as part of his police and crime plan.
He said: “As the police and crime commissioner for Northamptonshire, I’m passionate about making our police force the brightest and best in the country.
“By joining Northamptonshire Police, people will help us to deliver my ambition to make our county the safest place in the country while also being in the unique position to make a real difference to the lives of people across our county.
“Although policing a county like ours is a challenging and demanding role, it also offers excellent career opportunities across the organisation.”
Northamptonshire Police is one of only a few forces across the country currently recruiting new police officers.
More information about how to apply to become a police officer, including videos explaining the day-to-day work of an officer and an online eligibility questionnaire, is available on the forces website at www.northants.police.uk/careers.