Police Numbers (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4135
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As of 31st October 2012, how many full time sworn police officers were there in Barnet; how many special constables; how many PCSOs; how many sergeants; what were the strength of each of the SNTs, broken down by officer ranks and types; how many non PCSO civilian staff were there; what were the comparable figures for 1st May 2010; and what he expects the figures to be on 30th September 2013?

Answer

Answer for Police Numbers (1)

Answer for Police Numbers (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The strengths for the relevant dates in Barnet are set out in the table below: Please note that the number of PCSOs include the Local Authority funded ones.

Employee Group

30 October 2010

30 October 2011

30 October 2012

Police Officers

595.23

553.98

520.40

Sergeants

110.77

104.28

85.68

PCSOs

161.10

145.21

99.56

MSC

165.00

175.00

158.00

Police Staff

101.16

87.04

75.82

The basic structure of the SNTs remains the same. Borough Commanders may occasionally move resources between teams in order to cover vacancies and sickness, based on operational necessity.

In addition to these officers, the MPS has a range of specialist units that provide policing services across the whole of the MPS area, and so will also provide support in Barnet. Staffing projections for 2013 at borough level have not yet been determined. However, the MPS is expecting to recruit round 2,000 new police constables in 2013.