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Officers within Coventry (2553_18)


How many employees do you have in the organisation in Coventry and Warwickshire region?


Please find attached our response. We have recently released the total number of employees by Neighbourhood Policing Unit, this details statistics in relation to employees based in Coventry.  In respect of Warwickshire information, you would need to refer to Warwickshire Police, who would hold this information.


Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.


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.


*It is important in November 2016 as part of our change programme for the future we significantly restructured the force, significant functions have moved from NPU responsibility to central departments.


We have invested in neighbourhood policing and now have more dedicated neighbourhood officers and PCSOs. In order to allow those officers to focus solely on neighbourhood issues, a number of officers have been moved to bigger, force-wide functions like response and investigative roles. It means we can protect neighbourhood policing but flex to address any threat and demand at a force level.


We also have many police staff roles which fulfil a variety of valuable operational roles including forensic experts, homicide, domestic and child abuse investigators, fraud and cyber- crime specialists. We also have front-line police staff working as emergency call handlers. They also provide essential support functions, including training, HR and finance which means our police officers can spend more time on the streets.


*The figures below are for employees based at Coventry Neighbourhood Policing Unit


Coventry Neighbourhood Policing Unit 
Police Officers 157
PCSOs 58
Police Staff 5
Special Constable 8

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.