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Full / Part time Officers (16881_18)


I would like to know for 2017/18 how many West Midlands Police officers are working (a) full time (b) part time or (c) on a flexible working plan?

Of these on a part or flexible plan how many are working compressed hours i.e. longer than usual tours of duty to facilitate fewer days?


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.

Police Officer Full Time Part Time Grand Total
Standard working arrangement 5300 24 5324
Compressed Hours 758 9 767
Job Share   3 3
Part Time   549 549
Term Time 9 4 13
Grand Total 6067 589 6656

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.