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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Manpower

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the establishment is of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Full Time Police Officers; how many officers are serving; how many are to be retained; and how many will be recruited over the next three years. (155075)

The information requested is contained in the following table.

PSNI regular

Number

Actual strength September 2007

7,411

Establishment current

7,500

Establishment over next three years

7,500

Recruitment over next three years

1440

1 Per year.

The figure for recruitment has been calculated to maintain the establishment at 7,500, taking into account reductions due to natural wastage and through officers leaving under the voluntary severance scheme.