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Cyber Training Courses (195_18)


I would like to know the following under FOI legislation please.

Breakdown of the total number of employees who have been through cybercrime training over the last three years 2017, 2016 and 2015.

 Estimated expenditure on cyber training/courses

Please note employees refers to ALL staff (serving officers and non-operational).



Please find our response below. Relative to your request, we have supplied the closest data that we hold.

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.


Information on the number of employees trained is held by our Learning and Development Team.

The total number of employees trained for the years specified is 413 broken down as follows:

  • 2015 = 269
  • 2016 = 144
  • 2017 = 0

Information on expenditure is held by our Finance Team but it is recorded by financial year rather than calendar year.  Additionally, costs for Cyber courses are not captured on any specific code hence they are not separate identifiable from other courses. Nevertheless, the closest data that we hold in relation to your request, having completed a search for the word “cyber” within training courses, is as follows:

  • 2015/16: £68,400
  • 2016/17: £22,800

*(The figures will not include any course which was ordered without using that terminology in the description).