Military Background (819_18)

Request

For each calendar year for the last five years please could you tell me the proportion of officers and staff hired that had a military background

Response

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.

Joiners with previous Service with Armed Forces
Year Police Officer Police Staff Grand Total
2014   4 4
2015 2 3 5
2016 1 3 4
2017 2 2 4
Grand Total 5 12 17
 

 

The total amount of Joiners to West Midlands Police
Year Police Officer Police Staff PCSO Specials Grand Total
2013   124   6 130
2014 87 256 62 59 464
2015 188 162   10 360
2016 178 248 3 2 431
2017 289 593 75 4 961
2018 95 122 37   254
Grand Total 837 1505 177 81 2600
Summary – % of Joiners Recruits by Year with Armed Forces Previous Service
Year Police Officer Police Staff PCSO Specials Grand Total
2013 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2014 0.0% 1.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
2015 1.1% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4%
2016 0.6% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
2017 0.7% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%

*These are only recruits who have declared previous military service.

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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