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Police (Milton Keynes)

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) community support officers there were and (b) frontline policemen were on the beat in Milton Keynes Basic Command Unit in each year between 1997 and 2005. (91493)

Milton Keynes is a Basic Command Unit (BCU) within the Thames Valley Police force.

Data for police community support officer strength at the BCU level are not collected as part of National Statistics; however they are collected by the Police Human Resources Unit and are included. Data for police community support officer strength at force level are available from 2002-03 onwards and therefore data for Thames Valley Police are given in the following tables.

Data for police officer strength (total police officers including both males and females) at BCU level are available from 2002-03 onwards and are given in the following tables.

Police community support officer strength within Thames Valley police force (FTE)1 as at 31 March 2004–052

As at 31 March each year:

Thames Valley Police Force

2004

7

2005

98

1 Full Time Equivalent. Includes those officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave. 2 Police community support officers were introduced in statue in 2002, therefore data is not available prior to 2002-03.

Police community support officer strength within Milton Keynes BCU (FTE)1 as at 30 June 20052

As at 30 June each year:

Milton Keynes BCU3

2005

11

2006

not available

1 Full Time Equivalent. This figure includes those on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave. 2 Data not available prior to 2005 and has not yet been validated for 2006. 3 Data collated and published by Police Human Resources Unit. This data was provided by the force and does not form part of National Statistics.

Police officer strength within Milton Keynes BCU (FTE)1 as at 31 March 2003-052

As at 31 March each year:

Milton Keynes BCU

2003

346

2004

371

2005

378

1 Full Time Equivalent. Includes those officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave. 2 Data not available prior to 2002-03.