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Community Support Officers

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

21. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers there were in 2005; how many he expects there to be in 2008; and if he will make a statement. (95439)

The published number of community support officers at 31 March 2005 in England and Wales was 6,214. We expect that number to rise to 16,000 by next April and as indicated in the Criminal Justice Review on 20 July, we will discuss with the police service numbers beyond that.