Barnet Police Numbers 3

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1462
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to Question No: 2014/1025, as of 31st December 2013 , how many police officers and PCSOs in total were there in Barnet's safer neighbourhood clusters, what were the comparable figures for  the borough's safer neighbourhood teams in total as at 1st May 2010, and 31st  December  2012; and what do you expect the figures to be on 1st May 2015? Your response being: "The strengths for the relevant dates are set out in the table below:

Employee Group

01 May 2010

31 December 2012

31 December 2013

Police Officers

64.65

57.76

163.44

PCSOs

131.61

84.09

69.80

Total

196.26

141.85

233.24

Under the Local Policing Model, Barnet is currently scheduled to have 149 police officers and 42 PCSOs in Safer Neighbourhood teams. The growth in officer numbers in the MPS to accommodate the Local Policing Model overall should be in place by March 2015." How do you explain the discrepancy between your answer and the figures given at the MOPAC roadshow in February 2014, which stated that currently there were 124 neighbourhood officers and the target for 2015 was 135 neighbourhood officers? Who is telling the truth, you or your deputy mayor for policing?

Answer

Answer for Barnet Police Numbers 3

Answer for Barnet Police Numbers 3

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As stated in the Police and Crime Plan, Barnet will have 135 officers in safer neighbourhoods. These figures are correct.