Deceased Officers (10752/19)

Request

  1. The number of serving officers (all ranks) who have died whilst serving for West Midlands Police. Please show the number for the last 5 financial years – and please show these separately.
  2. How many officers have been referred to mental health support – either within the force – or signposted and referred to the NHS – during the same time periods.

Response

  1. The number of serving officers (all ranks) who have died whilst serving for West Midlands Police. Please show the number for the last 5 financial years – and please show these separately.

See following table:

Financial Year Police Officer
2014/15 3
2015/16 5
2016/17 2
2017/18 1
2018/19 2

 

  1. How many officers have been referred to mental health support – either within the force – or signposted and referred to the NHS – during the same time periods.

This information is not held.

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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