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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Graduates

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) assistant chief constables, (b) chief superintendents and (c) superintendents in the Police Service of Northern Ireland are university graduates. (180633)

Within the Police Service of Northern Ireland the following numbers of officers in each rank who are showing qualifications which would be attributable to university graduates (Open University Diploma, Degree, Post Graduate, Degree and Post Graduate, Higher National Certificate and Post Graduate and Higher National Certificate only) are:

Number of posts

Number of graduates

(a) Assistant chief constables



(b) Chief superintendents



(c) Superintendents



These figures also include officers who are temporarily promoted to each rank.