Safer Neighbourhood Teams - PCSO vacancies

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3235
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you please provide a list of PCSO vacancies per Borough and per ward?

Answer

Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Teams - PCSO vacancies

Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Teams - PCSO vacancies

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below sets out the target and actual strengths at 30 September 2012 for the Safer Neighbourhood Teams across London. Details of individual Teams are provided in the attached appendix.

Rank

Target Strength

Actual Strength   September 2012

Vacancies

Sergeants

487

424

-63

Constables

1260

1,524

+264

PCSOs

2,152

1,602

-550

Information is taken from the MetHR system.

Lambeth Borough

Lambeth Borough is currently piloting a new model of response policing that aims to maintain or enhance emergency response whilst at the same time delivering a better service on non-emergency calls.

This has led to the creation of smaller but specialised emergency response teams, dealing solely with Immediate (I) and Significant (S) response. Officers released from existing response teams have been deployed, primarily, in Local Policing Teams (LPT), available to support Safer Neighbourhoods teams or for other Borough duties.

The creation of this model incorporates the Safer Neighbourhood Teams and it is not possible to separate out the SNT sergeants from this model. Consequently, the MetHR records currently show only 3 Sergeants attached to SNTs in Lambeth compared to the target of 21.