On 21 January 2012, the Polish National Police announced plans to create 5,100 jobs in units across Poland. Most of the jobs will be created in large garrisons such as Katowice, Poznań, Warszawa and Kraków. The recruitment will take place in several stages from March to November 2012.
The National Police headquarters publicized some details for several voivodeship units, namely 857 vacancies will be opened in the Mazowieckie, 743 in the Śląskie Voivodeship, 450 in Wielkopolskie Voivodeship, 313 in Małopolskie Voivodeship, 134 in the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship, 460 in the Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, 176 in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship.
Mariusz Sokołowski, spokesman of the National Police headquarters, revealed that interest in working for the police, especially among young people, has been increasing for the past couple of years - in 2011 there were over 51,000 job applications against about 30,000 in 2010. According to Mariusz Sokołowski, the increased interest could be due to the fact that the police service is seen as secure employment.