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Police (Complaints)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in each of the police forces in England and Wales, how many police officers are engaged full-time in investigating allegations under the police complaints procedure; and at what cost;(2) how many police officers of the Metropolitan Police are engaged full-time in investigating allegations under the police complaints procedure; and at what cost.

There are 91 full-time posts on the Metropolitan Police establishment and 156 on establishments of other forces in England and Wales—listed below—for complaints and internal discipline investigation work. In addition, the Metropolitan Police is forming district complaints units in which 83 officers are at present serving full-time. The cost assuming maximum rent allowance, but excluding overtime and overheads is estimated to be:

£
Metropolitan Police—established posts1,100,000
—district staff900,000
Other forces1,750,000
3,750,000
ForceEstablished Posts
Avon and Somerset4
Bedfordshire2
Cambridgeshire1
Cheshire1
Cleveland3
Cumbria3
Derbyshire3
Devon and Cornwall3
Dorset1
Durham2
Dyfed Powys1
Essex5
Gloucestershire1
Greater Manchester8
Gwent1
Hampshire3
Hertfordshire2
Humberside5
Kent4
Lancashire4
Leicestershire3
Lincolnshire2
Merseyside6
Norfolk2
Northamptonshire1
Northumbria5
North Wales1
North Yorkshire2
Nottinghamshire5
South Wales2
South Yorkshire15
Staffordshire2
Suffolk2
Sussex3
Surrey3
Thames Valley3
Warwickshire
ForceEstablished Posts
West Mercia4
West Midlands 19
West Yorkshire17
Wiltshire1
City of London1
Total156