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Police: Manpower

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many former police officers rejoined the police force in England and Wales in each year since 1997, broken down by police force area. (133273)

The available data are from 2002-03 onwards and are in the following table.

Police officer retainers (FTE)1 by force from 2002-03 to 2005-062

2002-03

2003-043

2004-05

2005-06

Avon and Somerset

1

0

0

0

Bedfordshire

5

2

0

3

Cambridgeshire

8

9

8

5

Cheshire

2

1

2

0

Cleveland

1

0

1

2

Cumbria

4

1

0

1

Derbyshire

19

0

13

20

Devon and Cornwall

6

0

1

11

Dorset

0

1

1

7

Durham

0

2

0

0

Dyfed-Powys

0

n/a

0

3

Essex

9

30

4

7

Gloucestershire

4

0

0

5

Greater Manchester

0

17

35

29

Gwent

0

1

13

17

Hampshire

6

3

19

14

Hertfordshire

5

4

2

1

Humberside

6

3

3

32

Kent

1

10

7

15

Lancashire

5

1

1

0

Leicestershire

5

2

10

11

Lincolnshire

5

1

2

4

London, City of

1

2

2

1

Merseyside

0

0

1

0

Metropolitan Police

46

69

113

100

Norfolk

8

0

0

5

Northamptonshire

1

0

0

1

Northumbria

0

8

1

10

North Wales

0

0

1

8

North Yorkshire

1

n/a

0

0

Nottinghamshire

0

1

1

20

South Wales

22

4

0

32

South Yorkshire

0

6

11

18

Staffordshire

7

13

15

2

Suffolk

1

0

0

10

Surrey

9

4

4

8

Sussex

4

8

2

11

Thames Valley

8

7

18

18

Warwickshire

1

4

1

3

West Mercia

2

3

14

11

West Midlands

23

15

13

9

West Yorkshire

4

3

9

17

Wiltshire

2

5

1

3

1 This table contains 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.

2 Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive.

3 Data are not available for Dyfed-Powys and North Yorkshire.