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Community Support Officers: Recruitment

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers were recruited in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) England during the period (i) January to June 2006, (ii) July to December 2006 and (iii) January to June 2007; and how many officers recruited during each period are still in post. (147184)

The requested data on police community support officer recruits are not available. Data for 2006-07 will be made available after the publication of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin “Police Service Strength, England and Wales, 31 March 2007”, due for release on 26 July 2007.

Information relating to the number of police community support officer recruits still in post is not collected centrally as part of the police personnel statistics series.