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Officer Recruitment (18361_18)


I am submitting an FOI request in relation to staffing levels and retention.

All information requested relates to warranted officers, not civilian staff.

1) Can you supply a year by year breakdown (between 2010 – 2018) of the numbers of staff per year that have been recruited, Vs the number of staff that have left for any reason, including retirement etc?

2) Please can you provide statistics around the percentage of new recruits in the last 2 years that have since left WMP for any reason.


Please find attached (18361_18_attachment_01.pdf).

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.