Police promotion

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


When will you answer substantively Question No: 1487 / 2013 'How many officers currently with the Met have passed the sergeants' and inspectors' examinations and are eligible for promotion, and how many vacancies in these ranks do you expect for each of the next two years?'


Answer for Police promotion

Answer for Police promotion

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 1 July 2013.

To achieve promotion to the ranks of Sergeant and Inspector, officers must elect to enter the national Ospre examination process. Upon the successful completion of these examinations officers may then be selected to undertake a work based assessment (WBA) with a view to permanent promotion. The number of officers selected for WBA is based on the MPS turnover at the respective rank.

There are currently 3,194 officers who have passed the Sergeant examinations and 1,287 officers who have passed the inspector examination who are awaiting promotion opportunities.

Based on current natural turnover and retirement rates and assumed rank mix within our budget, we currently anticipate the following number of promotions into these ranks:

Rank 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 Inspectors 0 100 112 Sergeants 0 19 386