The Constabulary has also excelled in attracting female recruits to the force, becoming the only force nationally to encourage more female recruits than males to join.
Some of the officers are already on the beat, having completed all their initial training, whilst others are with student development units learning all the skills, they need to be able to help to local communities when they need it most.
Commenting on the news, Chief Constable Chris Rowley said: “I’m delighted that we have once again met our recruitment target. The Constabulary has worked hard to attract these new officers and they are a very welcome addition to the team.
“Once fully trained, they will be deployed to locations where they can have the biggest impact on cutting crime and keeping people and communities safe.
“We are proud and delighted to welcome them to the Lancashire Police family.”
Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said:
“It’s fantastic to see more police officers joining the ranks and in addition to the Police Uplift Programme, I’m pleased to say that Lancashire is also recruiting a further 103 officers, funded locally, taking the total number of new officers to 612.
“I continue to meet more and more of our newest recruits out on the beat as I visit neighbourhood teams across Lancashire, where the public want to see them; tackling anti-social behaviour, disrupting criminal gangs and delivering on the other key priorities in my Fighting Crime Plan.
“It’s through these new recruits and my close work with the Chief Constable that we will see the best possible use of additional resources coming into Lancashire, as we build on the recent His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) report that hailed Lancashire Constabulary as one of the best forces in the country, and ensure we deliver the effective and efficient police service that the public deserve.”
Recruitment will continue with applications to join as a Police Officer on the Degree Holder Entry Programme opening on Monday 14th November.
Anyone interested in working for the Constabulary as a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer, Police Control Room Operator, Custody Detention Officer or any other role can find out more and sign up for job alerts at joinus.lancashire.police.uk