Barnet Police Numbers (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2942
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As of 31st  May 2014, 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  May2013; and what do you expect the figures to be on 1st May 2015?

Answer

Answer for Barnet Police Numbers (2)

Answer for Barnet 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

31 May 2013

31 May 2014

Police Officers

64.65

62.80

158.21

PCSOs

131.61

78.58

62.55

Total

196.26

141.38

220.76

 

Under the Local Policing Model, Barnet will have 135 police officers and 42 PCSOs in Safer Neighbourhood teams.

 

Whilst Barnet's Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) 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.