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Transgender Officers (12858_17)


  1. Have you a system in place to monitor the number of transgender officers that work for your force? If so when was the system first put in place to record the numbers of transgender officers?
  2. If you do have such a system how many transgender officers do you have working for your force?



  1. I can confirm that there is a way to record Transgender for West Midlands Police employees. Unfortunately, our searches have not been able to ascertain when the data field for recording transgender was first introduced into WMP’s workforce data systems, however the Force’s first Transgender Equality Policy was introduced in January 2011. Please find this policy attached.


  1. The number of employees that have self disclosed as transgender is 6 (5 officers and 1 police staff employee).

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.

As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.