Operational Policing Measure

MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please could you let me know the number of MPS staff in organisational support, operational support and operational roles for the financial years 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and based on your draft plans your prediction for 2013/14 and 2014/15, broken down by borough?


Answer for Operational Policing Measure

Answer for Operational Policing Measure

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written answer provided 29 October 2013:

The tables below show the Operational Policing Measure (OPM) analysis of all staff whose role attracts an OPM code for each of the years from 2008/09 to 2012/13.

Over this period the proportion of staff in operational roles has marginally decreased from 60.4% to 60.2%. This is a consequence of the decision to reduce the number of PCSOs, over 99% of whom are in operational roles. This has largely been offset by the increased proportion of police officers who are in operational roles (76.7% increasing to 77.4%).

The OPM analysis is a retrospective analysis of our workforce and does not form part of our budgeting process. Therefore it is not possible to give predictions about the relative proportions in future years.