Officer Sick Days (5709_15)

Request

1- How many sick days, on average, did rank and file police officers take off work during the 2014/15 financial year?
1b – Please supply the equivalent details for the 2013/14 financial year?

2 – How many sick days, on average, did Police Community Support officers take off work during 2014/2015?
2b – Please also supply the equivalent figures for 2013/14.

3 -How many rank and file police officers and, separately, how many PCSOs were there within your force in 2014/15?
3b – Please also supply the equivalent figures for 2013/14.

4 – How many days sick leave, in total, were taken in total by rank and file officers and, separately, how many were taken off by PCSOs during 2014 / 2015.
4b – Please supply the equivalent figures for 2013/14 also.

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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.
Response

How many sick days, on average, did rank and file police officers take off work during the 2014/15 financial year? Please supply the equivalent details for the 2013/14 financial year?

Please see table below

How many sick days, on average, did Police Community Support officers take off work during 2014/2015? Please also supply the equivalent figures for 2013/14.

Please see table below

Average Sick Days ( by financial Year ) 2013-14  2014-15
PCSOs                                                                 9.4       9.0
Police Officers                                                   8.7      10.7

How many rank and file police officers and, separately, how many PCSOs were there within your force in 2014/15? Please also supply the equivalent figures for 2013/14.

Please see table below

Headcount @ 1st April                        2013-14     2014-15
PCSOs                                                           697        688
Police Officers                                            7619      7294

How many days sick leave, in total, were taken in total by rank and file officers and, separately, how many were taken off by PCSOs during 2014 / 2015. Please supply the equivalent figures for 2013/14 also.

Please see table below

Employee Type ( by financial Year )     2013-14  2014-15
PCSOs                                                          6575.4   6172.9
Police Officers                                        66220.4   77817.9
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