Middle and Back office roles

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3881
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Using the HMIC definition of 'middle office and back office role's policing - how many police officers are currently in 'middle office and back office' policing roles across the MPS?

Answer

Answer for Middle and Back office roles

Answer for Middle and Back office roles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The figures set out in the table below are compiled on a quarterly basis using the HMIC "Demanding Times" approach, with the latest figures being June 2014 when there were 9,407 FTE police officers in "middle" and "back office" roles.

Police Officers

March 2013

June 2014

Middle office strength FTE

8,491

8,255

Back office strength FTE

1,547

1,153

Visible strength FTE

12,854

15, 643

Middle office percentage

27.9%

26.6%

Back office percentage

5.1%

3.7%

Visible percentage

42.3%

50.5%

'Middle' and 'back office' police officer strength has reduced by 631 FTE from 10,038 to 9,407 since the inception of the One Met Model in March 2013.

Please be aware HMIC also recognise a further category known as 'Specialist'.