I would like to request the number of visible (beat) police officers on duty in city centres between 8pm and 3am on the following dates
Saturday 24th September 2016
Saturday 27th August 2016
For clarification I ask the following;
* how many uniformed officers ie/beat officers were on duty between 8pm and 3am on the dates above.
* This does not include on duty detectives – only police uniformed police officers.
* I refer to uniformed officers on duty between those times and on those dates in each city centre – whether it referred to as a division or area
* If your police force covers more than one city centre could you please provide details of both and make it clear which you refer to in the information.
Please find attached our response and note that the police service is fluid and staff numbers are likely to fluctuate based on operational requirement and intelligence led policing. These figures are not indicative of the force overall capability
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.