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Police Community Support Officers

Volume 456: debated on Friday 2 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police community support officers and (b) police officers were recruited to West Lancashire police force in each year since 2002. (112302)

The available data for Lancashire police force are given in the following table:

Police community support officer and police officer recruits to Lancashire police from 2002-03 to 2005-061 (FTE)2

Recruits

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

PCSOs

94

7

66

56

Police Officers

2243

3324

1604

2094

1 Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March.

2 Full-time Equivalent. This figure includes those on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.

3 Not comparable with later years; data include transfers from other England and Wales forces and officers returning after a period of secondment

4 Data include transfers from other England and Wales forces but do not include officers returning after a period of secondment.