Sergeants in the Police

Meeting: 
MQT on 2004-11-17
Session date: 
November 17, 2004
Reference: 
2004/1683
Question By: 
Graham Tope
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is the current total shortage of sergeants within the MPS? What proportion of sergeants within the MPS are acting sergeants? What proportion of sergeants and acting sergeants in the MPS have (a) less than 2 years (b) less than 5 years and (c) less than 10 years service?

Answer

Answer for Sergeants in the Police

Answer for Sergeants in the Police

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current total shortage of sergeants within the MPS (as of 31 October 2004) is 332 uniformed sergeant vacancies - which is approximately a 9% shortfall.

The proportion of sergeants within the MPS as acting sergeants (as of 31 October 2004) is 275 acting or Temp Sergeants - which is approximately 6% of the target. 300 sergeants were promoted in early October, most of who will be in trained and in post by the end of January. The proportion of sergeants and acting sergeants in the MPS have the following service record: (a) less than 2 years - 34% (b) less than 5 years - 53% (c) less than 10 years service - 72%