Safer Neighbourhood Teams (1)

Plenary on 2010-11-10
Session date: 
November 10, 2010
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Kit Malthouse AM (MOPC) & Bernard Hogan-Howe (Commissioner, MPS)


Could you provide the figures for the number of police sergeants, police constables and police community support officers currently in Safer Neighbourhood Teams, the level of vacancies for each role, and the expected date by which those vacancies will be filled, broken down by borough? Please indicate which wards do not currently have the 1 sergeant 2 constables and 3 PCSOs in place.


Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Teams (1)

Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Teams (1)

Answered By: 
Kit Malthouse AM (MOPC) & Bernard Hogan-Howe (Commissioner, MPS)

If all Safer Neighbourhood teams were fully staffed there would be a total of 630 sergeants, 1260 constables and 2151 PCSOs in post.

There is currently a vacancy factor of 5% across all Safer Neighbourhoods Teams resulting from the normal churn of personnel. This is a moving feast, such that a snapshot of data would not be helpful. There is a process within Territorial Policing to ensure the posts are filled expeditiously and MPA Link Members are encouraged to speak to their local Borough Commanders to understand their local picture.

See Appendix 1 to the written answers document, which is available here: