- How many officers were employed within the force¿s murder investigation unit in a) 2010 and b) currently.
In 2010 there was no specialist team that dealt with murder investigations. The team that would deal with Murder Investigation would have been the Major Investigation Units within Force CID, this comprised of 568.06 officers. They would deal with Murder Investigations as well as other investigations. However, in 2019 only the Homicide team within Force CID deals with murder investigations, this comprises 139.50 officers.
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