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Police: Manpower

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police community support officers and (b) police officers there were in (i) England and Wales and (ii) each police force area in each of the last three years. (176316)

Figures for numbers of police community support officers and police officers as at 31 March by police force area are published each year in the Home Office Statistical Bulletins ‘Police Service Strength, England and Wales’. They are accessible online at:

www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pubsstatistical.html