Camden Police Numbers (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2047
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As of 30th April 2014, how many police officers and PCSOs in total were there in Camden's safer neighbourhood clusters, what were the comparable figures for the borough's safer neighbourhood teams in total as at 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 (2)

Answer for Camden Police Numbers (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

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

 

Employee Group

01 May 2010

30 April 2013

30 April 2014

Police Officers

62.40

63.42

180.57

PCSOs

60.83

52.83

42.81

Total

123.23

116.25

223.38

 

Under the Local Policing Model, Camden will have 157 police officers and 36 PCSOs in Safer Neighbourhood teams. This model will be in place by March 2015.

 

Whilst Camden's Safer Neighbourhood Teams are currently above their target strength, this is because probationers (officers in their first 2 years of service) are typically assigned to SNTs and the MPS is in the midst of a large recruitment drive. As these officers develop and complete their probation, some of them will be redeployed and this will generate the necessary movement for the borough to reach its target strength.

 

The correct year of comparison for current and planned borough headcount is 2011, not 2010. The 2011 baseline excludes 910 officers across London whose roles are delivered centrally under the new LPM. The LPM has put in place new neighbourhood policing structures, but does not afford a direct comparison in terms of overall numbers with previous structures at borough or ward level.  Borough policing is supported by a range of other specialists resources provided by the MPS overall, which are not captured in the above figures.