Stephen Mold, Nick Adderley and Suella Braverman

The Home Secretary was welcomed to Northamptonshire Police this afternoon to discuss the police uplift programme and its success here in Northamptonshire.

Suella Braverman spent more than an hour at Giffard House meeting Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, Chief Constable Nick Adderley and a number of student constables who are just beginning their career with the Force. She also met with a number of people involved in the recruitment drive.

The Home Secretary’s visit comes shortly after it was announced that Northamptonshire Police had exceeded its target of having 1,500 police officers – the most it has ever had – and on the same day that it was announced by the Government that more than 20,000 additional officers had been recruited across England and Wales.


Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold said: “It was fantastic to speak with the Home Secretary today and demonstrate how Northamptonshire Police has been exceeding our target to recruit more police officers.

“It’s important to demonstrate now that we use the number of officers we have to our advantage, which is why attention has already turned to taking Neighbourhood Policing even further, increasing our visibility and getting more officers out into their communities.”

Home Secretary Suella Braverman meeting Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Nick Adderley and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold at Northamptonshire Police’s training centre, Giffard House to talk about the successful recruitment of new police officers as part of the national uplift programme.