Officer Vacancies (23287/18)

Request

Between January 2018 and November 2018, the total number of the following.

  1. Officer Vacancies
  2. Applicants for officer vacancies
  3. Applicants for officer vacancies who withdrew (dropped out) during the recruitment process
  4. Successful applicants for officer vacancies (applicants who were offered a position)
  5. Officer joiners (applicants who were offered and accepted a position)
  6. Probationers (officers) who have voluntarily resigned whilst still in their probationary period

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.

Between January 2018 and November 2018, the total number of the following.

1.Officer Vacancies – Average of 116 over this period.

2.Applicants for officer vacancies– There were 1,704 applicants started in the recruitment process.

3. Applicants for officer vacancies who withdrew (dropped out) during the recruitment process – 320 individuals withdrew from the process.

4.Successful applicants for officer vacancies (applicants who were offered a position) –

of the officer’s recruited Jan to Nov 18 – 47 have so far been offered a position.

5.Officer joiners (applicants who were offered and accepted a position) – There are currently 123 Student officers who started since Jan 18 of these 28 come from the recruitment process detailed above.

6.Probationers (officers) who have voluntarily resigned whilst still in their probationary period – No one recruited between Jan and Nov 18 has resigned while still in their probationary period.

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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