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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Labour Turnover

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers (a) left and (b) joined the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last three years. (191218)

The following table shows the numbers who have joined and left the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the last three completed financial years and current year to date.

Recruitment (includes transfers from other forces)

Leavers1

2007-08 (to 29 February 2008)

336

470

2006-07

459

440

2005-06

443

404

2004-05

538

454

1 Leavers includes officers leaving under severance, medical and injury on duty retirements.