Camden Police Numbers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2046
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As of 30th April 2014, 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 April 2013; 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 tables below.

 

It should be noted that while the new Local Policing Model (LPM) has put in place improved neighbourhood policing structures, it does not afford a direct comparison in terms of overall numbers with previous structures at borough or ward level, as can be seen from the latest figures; such comparisons would be very misleading.  Moreover, borough policing is supported by a range of other specialists resources provided by the MPS overall, which are not captured in the above figures.

 

Pre LPM implementation

Employee Group

01 May

2010

30 April 2013

Police Officers

886.76

723.48

Sergeants

135.16

110.89

PCSOs

123.20

63.68

MSC

180.00

210.00

Police Staff

164.04

72.68

 

My Police and Crime Plan outlined that total borough officer numbers in Camden would increase from 749 in 2011 to 751 in 2015.

 

Since the publication of the PCP the MPS have set out plans to further centralise some services in order to improve efficiency. In accordance with this further centralisation Camden will have 52 posts that will be designated to Custody, Intelligence, and the new Proceeds of Crime Services. Although this means that the establishment that will be under direct control of the Borough Commander will be 699, it is important to note that the 52 centralised posts will continue to provide borough services.

 

These changes will not affect the published Safer Neighbourhoods numbers. Camden will see a rise from 52 in 2011 to 157 in 2015, an increase of 105.

 

Post LPM implementation

Employee Group

30 April

2014

Police Officers

680.48

Sergeants

89.72

PCSOs

42.81

MSC

162.00

Police Staff

57.66

 

At present there are no confirmed target strengths for 2015 in the detail requested.