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Fraud Investigation (1107A/21)


How many officers in your force are dedicated to investigating fraud?

How many officers are in your force in total?

Can I please have an annual breakdown for each of the last 10 calendar years (up to and including 2021) to show the running total of how many officers on the force were dedicated to fraud. For each of those years, please also detail how many were recruited to fight fraud, and how many left the fraud team. Please also breakdown the reason why those officers left the fraud team – for example, did they retire, step back on medical leave, or were they moved on to a different team?


Please find attached (1107A_21_attachment.pdf) which includes a summary explanation of numbers to explain large drop which is due to officers previously being in more general roles. In terms of joiners, we don’t really have police officer joiners going into specialist roles straight away so any individuals joining the team would be due to internal moves.

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