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Officer Average Length of Service (1197A/20)


I would like to know please the average length of service for officers between 1970 – 2000 and the average length of service for officers from 2000 – 2020 (To date)


Please find our response below and note the following:

The data presented is at a snapshot point each year, with 1st December 2020 representing the latest view.

We are unable to provide data for 2000 and prior as this is not electronically held.

  Average Length of Service (Years) –
Police Officers
01/12/2020 12.8
01/04/2020 13.7
01/04/2019 14.6
01/04/2018 14.8
01/04/2017 14.1
01/04/2016 14.0
01/04/2015 13.5
01/04/2014 13.0
01/04/2013 12.9
01/04/2012 12.2
01/04/2011 11.6
01/06/2010 11.6
01/04/2009 11.5
01/04/2008 11.7
01/04/2007 11.8
01/06/2006 11.8
01/04/2005 11.6
01/04/2004 11.7
01/04/2003 11.8
01/04/2002 12.2
01/04/2001 12.6

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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