Barnet Police Numbers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0287
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As of 30th November 2013, how many full time sworn police officers were there in Barnet ; 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 November 2012; and what do you expect the figures to be on 1st May 2015?

Answer

Answer for Barnet Police Numbers

Answer for Barnet 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 November

2012

30 November 2013

01 May 2015

Police Officers

595.18

518.01

530.75

Not available

Sergeants

98.73

84.68

74.18

PCSOs

176.76

94.09

70.44

MSC

133.00

150

152

Police Staff

105.28

75.29

65.53

At present the MPS have no confirmed target strengths for 2015. However, under the Local Policing Model, Barnet will have 564 police officer posts overall by 2015 with 135 posts in Safer Neighbourhood teams.

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.