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Officer Ethnicity and Gender (504A/21)

Request

I would like information on the demographic makeup of your police force.

The total current number of police within the force, and break down by ethnicity and gender.

The number of police recruited into the force over the last 24 month and 12 month period, and break down by ethnicity and gender.

Please provide the information up until March 2021 – or the nearest date possible to this.

Response

Under section 22 of the Act, we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already scheduled to be released into the public domain. The information you requested is due to be made available on the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-workforce-england-and-wales

REASON FOR DECISION

The information is exempt by virtue of the Section 22(1) (Information intended for future publication)

This exemption and explanatory notes is shown here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#foia-section-22-information-intended-for-future-publication

While release of this information may enhance public knowledge of this area, to respond to this request at this time would require the information to be retrieved and collated, and would involve a disproportionate use of resources. In addition, uncoordinated release of this information before the data are properly verified could result in the release of misleading data.

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