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Police: Manpower

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Criminal Investigation Department officers are employed in (a) England and Wales and (b) the West Midlands police authority area. (126024)

[holding answer 13 March 2007]: The latest available data for 31 March 2006 are given in the following table.

Police officers whose primary function1 is Criminal Investigation Department, as at 31 March 2006 (FTE)2

31 March 2006

FTE2

West Midlands

1,009

England and Wales

16,467

1 Staff with multiple responsibilities (or designations); are recorded under their primary role or function. The deployment of police officers is an operational matter for individual chief constables.

2 Full-time equivalent. These figures include those on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.