Sergeant Strength

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


Can you please provide a list of the amount of sergeants in London, broken down by borough from May 2008 to September 2012?


Answer for Sergeant Strength

Answer for Sergeant Strength

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below sets out the boroughsÂ’ strengths at the rank of Sergeant each May from 2008 to 2012 and also includes the current position, September 2012. These numbers reflect the structure of the MPS at that particular date and are not adjusted for subsequent organisational restructures. For example, the Sapphire Command was created during 2009/10 through the transfer of borough resources into the Specialist Crime Directorate. This involved the transfer of 53 Detective Sergeants out of TP Boroughs. This reduction was more than offset by the growth in Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Consequently care must be taken in drawing comparisons between different dates. This is further complicated by the restructurings within Territorial Policing which has resulted in functions being centralised and held in TP HQ. Therefore, the table has been amended to include Sergeants held in TP HQ.