Camden Police Numbers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4167
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As of 30th  September 2013, how many full time sworn police officers were there in Camden; how many special constables; how many PCSOs; how many sergeants; how many non PCSO civilian staff were there; what were the comparable figures for 1st May 2010, and  30th  September 2012; and what do you expect the figures to be on 1st May 2015?

Answer

Answer for Camden Police Numbers

Answer for Camden Police Numbers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The strengths for the relevant dates are set out in the table below:

Employee Group

01 May

2010

30 September

2012

30 September 2013

01 May 2015

Police Officers

886.76

762.60

658.42

Not currently known

Sergeants

135.16

117.79

101.47

PCSOs

123.20

74.62

50.81

MSC

180.00

229.00

194.00

Police Staff

164.04

108.50

72.00

At present the MPS have no confirmed target strengths for 2015. However, under the Local Policing Model, it is anticipated that Camden will have 751 police officer posts overall by 2015, with 157 posts in Safer Neighbourhoods.

The new Local Policing Model rolled out during 2013 puts in place new neighbourhood policing structures that are not directly comparable in terms of overall numbers with structures at Borough or Ward level in 2010. Moreover, Borough policing is supported by a range of other specialist resources provided by the MPS overall, which are not captured in the above figures.