Barnet Police Numbers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3256
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As of 31st July 2014, how many full time sworn police officers were there in Barnet; 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 31st July 2013; and what do you expect the figures to be on 1st May 2015?

Answer

Answer for Barnet Police Numbers

Answer for Barnet 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

31 July 2013

Police Officers

595.18

545.11

Sergeants

98.73

79.68

PCSOs

176.76

86.26

MSC

133.00

163

Police Staff

105.28

64.13

My Police and Crime Plan (PCP) outlined that that total borough officer numbers in Barnet would increase from 523 in 2011 to 564 in 2015.

Since the publication of the PCP, the MPS has set out plans to further centralise some services in order to improve efficiency. In accordance with this further centralisation Barnet will have 35 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 529, it is important to note that the 35 centralised posts will continue to provide borough services.

These changes will not affect the published Safer Neighbourhoods numbers. Barnet will see a rise from 60 in 2011 to 135 in 2015, an increase of 75.

Post LPM implementation

 

Employee Group

31 July

2014

Police Officers

546.67

Sergeants

55.36

PCSOs

61.47

MSC

107

Police Staff

48.20

 

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