Police Staff (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2730
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please could you let me know the number of MPS staff and also Police Officers, in organisational support, operational support and operational roles in 2013/14 and 14/15?

Answer

Answer for Police Staff (1)

Answer for Police Staff (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see the information in the tables below:

Police Officer (FTE)

March 2013

March 2014

March 2015

Organisational Support

795

425

347

Operational Support

5,903

4,891

3,241

Operational

23,000

24,807

27,240

Police Staff (FTE)

March 2013

March 2014

March 2015

Organisational Support

4,739

3,710

3,363

Operational Support

6,397

5,357

5,224

Operational

1,427

2,560

2,320

Note that this data is taken from the Operational Policing Measure (OPM) which is an internal MPS management information tool used to monitor the distribution and roles of staff.

The workforce strength figures that are published externally (i.e. the London Datastore or HMIC Crime Comparator) are calculated slightly differently using Home Office categories so that they are comparable with other forces. This will therefore result in some variances across the datasets - particularly when looking at the overall police officer strength.