MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide Sergeant Figures broken down by month and by Borough and other units (Specialist Crime etc.) for the period March 2010 to March 2013. Please provide this information in an excel format.


Answer for Sergeants

Answer for Sergeants

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The information has been provided in the table attached as Appendix 3.

There are a number of important caveats. The figures reflect the structure at the relevant date and no adjustment has been made for functions transferring into or out of a borough, or the restructuring of any other business groups.

This is particularly critical in relation to the creation of the Specialist Crime and Operations Directorate which was primarily, but not exclusively, created from the Specialist Crime and Central Operations Directorates. As such, it is difficult to make comparisons over time as the new Directorate reflects restructures and amalgamations.

It should also be noted that the strengths are affected by the timing of promotion processes which naturally generate promotions into and out of the Sergeant rank.

Finally, note that information at OCU level in Specialist Operations has been excluded as this information is sensitive and not published.