Tbh I can see the need for some of the retired officers being needed again, as they may have some required experience and skills that the new and younger officer/Detectives might not have. Particularly in dealing with terrorists groups.
What is was surprised at, was the numbers bring rehired. But there you go.
Anyway, it now seems all my efforts at passing all the tests, medicals and vetting will be worthless as there hasn't even been a romour of any more recruitment. I guess they aren't short staffed.....
PSNI management will have to justify all this expenditure at at time when they propose to close around 40% of Police Stations citing funding needs.