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National Missing Persons Bureau: Manpower

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff work for the police National Missing Persons Bureau; and at what grade. (167129)

The Police National Missing Persons Bureau is currently staffed by Metropolitan Police Service employees as follows:

1 x band D

2 x full-time band E, plus 1 x part-time (3 days per week) band E

1 x band E currently on maternity leave and being covered by agency staff.

The bureau is overseen by a band C member of staff who is able to commit one fifth of his working hours to this role due to his other responsibilities.

In April 2008, the PNMPB will transfer to the National Policing Improvement Agency. From this time, the staffing structure will become:

1 x Bureau Manager, grade 3a

1 x Police Liaison Officer, seconded police sergeant, or civilian grade 2b

1 x Strategic Analyst, grade 2b

1 x Tactical Analyst, grade 2b

6 x Intelligence Officers, grade 1b

The bureau will be headed up by a grade 3b member of staff who also heads the Serious Crime Analysis Section.