Police numbers - vacancies

MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many PCSO, Police Constables, Inspector and Sergeant budgeted numbers and current vacancies are there in each safer neighbourhood team?


Answer for Police numbers - vacancies

Answer for Police numbers - vacancies

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Unfortunately, due to the Metropolitan Police Service's (MPS) complex structure and transformation over the years it is not possible to provide this information in a comprehensive format.

However, of the 1,258 Dedicated Ward Officer posts, there were 21 vacancies as of December 2017.

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. When this happens the MPS has committed to refilling these posts as quickly as possible.