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Officer Sickness (8016_17)


Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, please can you answer the following questions?


A, The total number of front line police officers and PCSOs did you have in 2016?

B, How many officers and PCSOs reported sick in the last 12 months?

C, How many lost days were there last year through to sickness?

D, What was the cost of this to the taxpayer?

E, How many police officers and PCSOs are there classed as long term sick?

F, How many officers and PCSOs have been dismissed through sickness?


**CLARIFICATION: Question B, E & F, time period is for the year 2016.


Please find attached our response.


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.