Staffing resource (6)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3356
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please provide the current vacancy rate for the Metropolitan Police and the vacancy rates for the past 4 rolling twelve month periods.

Answer

Answer for Staffing resource (6)

Answer for Staffing resource (6)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below shows the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) workforce target and actual strength as of the end of March for each of the last 4 years.

 

Note that as this is a point in time the vacancy rate will naturally fluctuate from day to day.

 

As I have previously made clear: government cuts have seen our police service reduced to around 30,000 officers. The MPS has been forced to revise its structures in order to manage with fewer officers and this is reflected in the data as increasing vacancies in recent years. As the MPS more formally adopts its new structure the target strength will reduce and the vacancies disappear.

 

As with any human resource there will inevitably always be some vacancies due to normal personnel turnover. A post may be temporarily vacant due to retirement, resignation, sick leave, maternity leave, promotion or redeployment to another part of the MPS.

 

Police Officer Target vs Actuals by Business Group

                   

2016 - 2018

                       
 

March 2018

March 2017

March 2016

Mar-15

Business Group

Target Strength

Actual Strength

Vacancies

Target Strength

Actual Strength

Vacancies

Sum of Target

Sum of FTE

Vacancies

Sum of Target

Sum of FTE

Vacancies

Career Transition

84.00

90.00

-6.00

95.00

95.00

0.00

107.00

94.00

13.00

85.00

100.00

-15.00

Met HQ

800.40

925.84

-125.44

802.40

724.22

78.18

713.10

666.63

46.47

670.20

704.26

-34.06

Specialist Crime and Operations

6,504.05

5,726.69

777.36

7,699.20

7,028.78

670.42

7,778.20

6,939.83

838.37

7,682.80

6,659.00

1,023.80

Specialist Operations

4,145.00

3,817.93

327.07

3,886.00

3,572.86

313.14

3,828.00

3,445.26

382.74

3,500.90

3,431.67

69.23

Territorial Policing

20,852.52

19,363.65

1,488.87

19,804.47

19,627.73

176.74

19,937.27

20,574.38

-637.11

20,348.22

21,049.30

-701.08

Grand Total

32,385.97

29,924.11

2,461.86

32,287.07

31,048.59

1,238.48

32,363.57

31,720.10

643.47

32,287.12

31,944.24

342.88