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Headcount of Officers (1561A/21)


As of today (or the most recent data available), what is the headcount of Officers in your Force (including full- and part-time).

Please provide a breakdown by sexual orientation where recorded (i.e. lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual etc).

Please provide a breakdown by gender where recorded (i.e. Male, Female, Transgender etc).


Please find our response below for Police Officers as at 1st November 2021.

Sexual Orientation Individuals
Heterosexual 5,610
Not Stated 961
Prefer not to say 592
Gay / Lesbian 263
Bisexual 126
Pansexual 7
Other 3
Grand Total 7,562

There are 12 individuals stated as Transgender, however due to new recording methods there is very little data available on other Gender Identity groups. The position for Sex is as follows:

Sex Individuals
Male 4,954
Female 2,608
Grand Total 7,562

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.


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