Officer Numbers (4423_15)

Request

Original Request

Would it be possible for you to provide me with a workforce breakdown of regular sworn police officers only, for the years 2015, 2012 and 1996? Can this information be provided covering the following totals please?

Q1. Total number of police officers in 2015, 2012 and 1996.

Q2. How many of total were male in 2015, 2012 and 1996.

Q3. How many of total were female in 2015, 2012 and 1996.

Q4. How many of total were BME in 2015, 2012 and 1996.

Q5. How many of BME were male in 2015, 2012 and 1996.

Q6. How many of BME were female in 2015, 2012 and 1996.

Q7. In relation to these police officers the total number who are members of the PPS 1987, NPPS 2006 and Care 2015 Police Pension Schemes.

Q8. How many of the total members are ‘protected’ members of the 1987 and 2006 schemes. With total broken down into male, female and BME.

Q9. How many of the total members are ‘tapered’ members of the 1987 and 2006 schemes. With total broken down into male, female and BME.

Q10. How many of the total members are members of the 2015 scheme. With total broken down into male, female and BME.

Confirmation Of Offer

If you would be kind enough to provide the information that is readily available it would be appreciated.

We could locate and extract, within the cost limit, the answers to questions 1 – 6 for the years 2012 and 2015.  For questions 7 – 10 we can provide data for 2012 and 2015 (2014/15 financial year), although we are unable to provide figures for 1996 and we are unable to provide BME statistics.

Response

Please find attached our response.  Please note we have provided figures for December 2012 and for 2015 the latest figures we have are for the month of July.

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.

Attachments

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