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Police: Cheshire

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were recruited in Cheshire in each year since 1997. (134033)

The available data, for 2002-03 onwards, is in the following tables.

Police officer recruits1 to Cheshire police from 2002-03 to 2005-062 (FTE)3

Cheshire

2002-03

141

2003-04

153

2004-05

105

2005-06

121

1 Recruits included those officers joining as standard direct recruits and those who were previously special constables. This excludes police officers on transfers from other forces and those rejoining.

2 Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive. Data are not available prior to 2002-03.

3 Full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.

Police community support officer recruits1 to Cheshire police from 2002-03 to 2005-062 (FTE)3Cheshire2002-0322003-04262004-05122005-0614 1 Recruits included those officers joining as standard direct recruits and those who were previously special constables. This excludes police community support officers on transfers from other forces and those rejoining.2 Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive. Data are not available prior to 2002-03.3 Full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.