SOIT Numbers

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please can you provide me with the number of FTE SOIT officers within the Metropolitan Police Service in the financial years i) 2008/9 ii) 2009/10 iii) 2010/11 iv) 2011/2012 v) 2012/13 vi) 2013/14 vii) 2014/2015?


Answer for SOIT Numbers

Answer for SOIT Numbers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Sexual Offences & Investigative Techniques (SOIT) officers within the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) over the last few years is as follows:

2008/2009              No Data

2009/2010              125

2010/2011              162

2011/2012              184

2012/2013              151

2013/2014              151

2014/2015              153

The change in numbers from 2011/12 to 2012/13 is when some of the SOIT officers were placed on the Training Detective Constable (T/DC) programme whilst maintaining their SOIT role.

Due to a change in title they were counted as Detective Constables for audit purposes and are not included in the above figures.