Members of the Northern Ireland Policing Boardâ€™s Human Resources Committee have been briefed on the application rates in the latest recruitment campaign for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Speaking about the figures presented, Committee Chairman Jimmy Spratt MLA said,
â€œBoard Members were very encouraged by the high number of applicants in this latest recruitment round which show that policing remains an attractive career choice right across the community.
Just under 10,000 applicants for 440 posts is the biggest response to the police recruitment campaigns to date. This level of interest shows that those who would wish to threaten and intimidate potential recruits to a career in policing have failed.”
Of the 9825 applications received 3734 (38%) were from Catholic applicants and 2987 (30.4%) were from women.