MPS Visible Officers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1120
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Using the HMIC definition of 'visible' policing - how many police officers are currently in 'visible' policing roles across the MPS?

www.hmic.gov.uk/news/releases/release-007-2011/

Answer

Answer for MPS Visible Officers

Answer for MPS Visible Officers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The HMIC calculation of "visible" officers is derived annually from the Home Office return which is compiled each March and submitted in May.

There is a half yearly return to the Home Office which does not provide the same level of detail but has been developed by the MPS internally to provide an equivalent figure. The table below sets out the position at September 2013.

Police Officers (FTE)

Visible

14,373 (46.9%)

Specialist

7,583 (24.8%)

Middle Office

7,921 (25.9%)

Back Office

755 (2.5)

Total

30,631 (100%)

This table shows an increase from the position at March 2013 when the equivalent figures were 13,156 FTE (43.3%) Visible.