PCSOs

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2774
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What are the current numbers of PCSOs assigned to Borough policing, by Borough, and how do these differ from last year's figures?

Answer

Answer for PCSOs

Answer for PCSOs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below outlines the number of PCSOs assigned to each borough in August 2015 and August 2014.

Borough

end August 2015

end August 2014

Kensington & Chelsea Borough

39

74

Westminster HQ

72

79

Camden Borough

33

40

Hammersmith & Fulham Borough

22

32

Hackney Borough

36

38

Tower Hamlets Borough

30

34

Waltham Forest Borough

36

39

Redbridge Borough

45

54

Havering Borough

36

39

Newham Borough

38

41

Barking & Dagenham Borough

41

45

Lambeth Borough

38

54

Southwark Borough

33

39

Islington Borough

33

35

Lewisham Borough

42

48

Bromley Borough

55

59

Harrow Borough

28

28

Brent Borough

24

31

Greenwich Borough

33

36

Bexley Borough

44

50

Barnet Borough

52

60

Richmond upon Thames Borough

24

24

Hounslow Borough

26

30

Kingston upon Thames Borough

21

28

Merton Borough

28

32

Wandsworth Borough

24

28

Ealing Borough

35

39

Hillingdon Borough

25

28

Enfield Borough

42

50

Haringey Borough

26

33

Croydon Borough

37

40

Sutton Borough

31

34

Grand Total

1,129

1,322

Whilst PCSOs continue to play a vital role in policing London the current budget rightly prioritises the recruitment of fully warranted Police Constables (PCs). It should also be recognised that  a number of PCSOs have converted to become PCs.