Professional Standards (1667_18)

Request

1) How many full time equivalent (FTE) staff members did your force employ in your professional standards department? In each financial year please provide a total number of FTE staff members, subsequently breakdown by the number of police staff (warrant card holding officers) and civilian staff (non-warrant card holding).

2) For each of the individual financial years, what was the total financial expenditure of your professional standards department? This includes all costs incurred by the department, for example wages, operational expenditure, expenses etc.

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

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.

1) How many full time equivalent (FTE) staff members did your force employ in your professional standards department? In each financial year please provide a total number of FTE staff members, subsequently breakdown by the number of police staff (warrant card holding officers) and civilian staff (non-warrant card holding).

Numbers have been taken from a single date in time 1st April for each year
(2012/13 is figures from 1st April 2012, 2013/14 is figures from 1st April 2013 and so on)
Staff Type 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Police Officer 33.1 33.8 32.9 32.3 33.5 33.5
Police Staff 33.3 25.9 25.7 25.8 25.2 31.7
Grand Total 66.4 59.7 58.6 58.1 58.7 65.2

 

2) For each of the individual financial years, what was the total financial expenditure of your professional standards department? This includes all costs incurred by the department, for example wages, operational expenditure, expenses etc

 

Professional Standards Actual Expenditure including Pay
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
(to end Jan-18)
 £  2,871,866  £  2,896,061  £  2,804,100  £  2,656,649  £         2,723,649  £             2,519,566

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