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Police: East Sussex

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there are in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex. (125451)

Police officer strength data are not centrally collected at the borough level therefore figures for Eastbourne are not available. Police officer strength data are not centrally collected at the county level, therefore figures for East Sussex are not available. Police officer strength data are collected at the force Basic Command Unit (BCU) level, therefore data for Sussex Police BCUs are given in the following table.

Police officer strength (FTE)1 by Sussex police basic command units as at 31 March 2006

Police force: Sussex

Basic command unit

Police officers

Brighton and Hove

490

East Downs

378

Hastings and Rother

312

North Downs

389

West Downs

548

Gatwick

161

Central services

849

Total

3,127

1 These figures are based on full-time equivalents that have been rounded to the nearest whole number, due to rounding there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of constituent items. Figures include those officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.