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Special Constables (237A/20)


“Will you please provide me with the number of members of the Special Constabulary, grade by grade, at the end of each of the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Will you also please give me the same information as at the end of 2013; thank you.”

Freedom of information request 3409/19 refers

Followed by further request – Freedom of information request 237A/20:

Will you also please let me know, grade by grade, how many

  • joined
  • left

During 2019 and for 2020 up to 31 May.


Please find attached (237A_20 attachment) 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. 


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