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Police: Labour Turnover

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers left each police force due to (a) retirement, (b) resignation, (c) transfer to another force and (d) other reasons in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08; and if she will make a statement. (201809)

Data for police officer leavers during 2007-08 are scheduled for publication at the end of July 2008. The available data for 2006-07 are given in the following table.

Police officer leavers1 by police force area (FTE)2 for 2006-073, 4RetirementsResignationsTransfersOtherAvon and Somerset7735271Bedfordshire2723166Cambridgeshire4228181Cheshire6424134Cleveland3825110Cumbria291720Derbyshire844186Devon and Cornwall8434176Dorset771993Durham381690Dyfed-Powys318100Essex108811199Gloucestershire462063Greater Manchester2321598612Gwent3616132Hampshire12049352Hertfordshire4263685Humberside7134142Kent13449403Lancashire11632179Leicestershire7427317Lincolnshire6316144London, City of3011242Merseyside17763113Metropolitan Police82853127251Norfolk6124122Northamptonshire4619354Northumbria8929119North Wales4622125North Yorkshire5632160Nottinghamshire8928232South Wales1443941South Yorkshire11238383Staffordshire58222411Suffolk3312112Surrey61467111Sussex8876448Thames Valley10986878Warwickshire4918120West Mercia7538264West Midlands2521058632West Yorkshire23065389Wiltshire331641 1. Includes transfers to other England and Wales forces but does not include officers leaving after a period of secondment. The other category includes those leaving the service due to dismissal or death. 2. Full Time Equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items. 3 Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive. Data are not available prior to 2002-03. 4. Data have not previously been previously published in this format therefore totals may not match totals found in the published data.