The amount of dedicated hate crime officers your force employs. Can I have data for each of the last five calendar years?
The force does not employ any staff with a title of Hate Crime officers. Within all of our partnership teams across the force there is a role of Crime and Vulnerability officer who has, as part of their role, the lead for Hate Crime and partnership development within their authority area. We have an approach that makes clear to all of our staff that Hate Crime is an important part of our vulnerability assessment and every police officer or police staff member has a vital role in identifying, recording, supporting, investigating and bringing to justice those responsible.