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Community Support Officers

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the retention rate of community support officers in (a) Gwent, (b) South Wales, (c) Dyfed Powys and (d) North Wales police force areas in each year since they were first employed. (71372)

Information on the retention rate of community support officers is not collected centrally. However, the available information regarding the number of community support officers leaving the Welsh police force areas is given in the table.

The number of PCSOs leaving (FTE)1 by each police force area in Wales, in 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-052

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

Dyfed Powys

0

0

0

Gwent

3

10

5

North Wales

3

3

3

South Wales

0

4

11

1 This table contains full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. 2 These figures have been calculated from the quarterly leaving figures submitted by police forces. 3 Data is not available for this period.