Safer neighbourhood teams

MQT on 2010-03-17
Session date: 
March 17, 2010
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


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?


Answer for Safer neighbourhood teams

Answer for Safer neighbourhood teams

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Currently there are 632 Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) of which 601 are staffed by substantive Police Sergeants and the balance, 31, is staffed by Acting Police Sergeants. For Police Constables, the target strength is 1264 and currently the MPS have 178 constables in excess of this number. For PCSOs, the target strength is 2158 and the MPS have deployed 191 PCSOs in excess of this figure.

The expectation is that all SNTs will be fully staffed. Vacancies may arise due to staff changes e.g. promotion, transfers etc. Boroughs then take steps to replace SNT staff at the earliest opportunity.

The figures demonstrate that the MPS have overall staffing levels over and above the minimum numbers for the 1-2-3 Safer Neighbourhood model.