HC Deb 07 June 1984 vol 61 cc211-2W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the cost of the initial training of a police officer.

Mr. Hurd

Information on the total costs of initial training, which will vary from force to force, is not collected centrally. The cost of the 14 weeks initial course at a district police training centre, which a recruit to a provincial force in England and Wales attends as part of the two-year training programme for probationer constables, is estimated to average £2,500 per trainee in this financial year.

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