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Senior Officer/Staff Ethnicity (1196A/20)

Request

A breakdown of the ethnicity of all current officers of inspector rank and higher, for all current officers, and historical data on the same grades but ethnicity going back the last 10 years. If there are particular grades in the force where there has never been a non-white officer appointed please highlight this.

A breakdown of all senior civilian appointments by ethnicity, for all current officer holders, as well as historical data going back the last 10 years. Again, if there are particular grades where there have been no non-white appointees please highlight this.

Response

Please find attached (1196A_20_attachment.pdf) and please note, historical data are only held in an easily retrievable format as at 01 April each year (and 01 June in 2010).

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.

Attachments

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