NORTH Yorkshire Police could see 200 new recruits join the force after a national ‘ Be a force for all’ campaign to appoint 20,000 officers launched today.

The police recruitment drive is the biggest in decades and has been developed by the Home Office in partnership with the police and using feedback from the public via independent research.

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “This a huge moment for policing across the country, including here in North Yorkshire, and it will mean more visible policing for our communities in the years ahead – something which I know is one of the priorities of residents and businesses here.

“We are already investing in more police officers to ensure everyone is as safe as possible and feels as safe as possible and it’s hard to underestimate the impact an additional 200 officers will have. The Prime Minister is right to prioritise this, and I welcome his commitment.

A new website has also been set up to provide potential recruits with more information and direct those interested in policing in North Yorkshire.

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Potential recruits can also express their interest before recruitment opens in North Yorkshire directly on the force’s website at

A second phase of advertising is planned for the New Year.