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Police Officers

Volume 129: debated on Friday 18 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing for each rank of police officer in Scotland the number who are (i) from ethnic minorities and (ii) women; and what is the total number of police officers in Scotland.

The position at 31 December 1987 was as follows:

RankEthnic minoritiesPolicewomen
Chief Constable
Deputy Chief Constable
Assistant Chief Constable
Chief Superintendent
Superintendent1
Chief Inspector3
Inspector11
Sergeant350
Constable11870
Total14935
On the same date, total police strength in Scotland was 13,476.