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Police: Recruitment

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women were recruited by Essex Police in each year since 1997, broken down by age. (201952)

The requested data on age breakdowns are not collected centrally. The available data have been collected since 2002-03 and are given in the following table.

Police officer female and male Recruits1 to Essex police from 2002-03 to 2006-072 (FTE)3

Female recruit

Male recruit

2002-034

10

30

2003-04

83

142

2004-05

84

192

2005-06

76

148

2006-07

121

185

1 Recruits included those officers joining as police standard direct recruits and those who were previously special constables. This excludes police officers on transfers from other forces and those rejoining.

2 Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive. Comparable data are not available prior to 2002-03.

3 Full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between total and the sums of the constituent items.

4 Excludes quarters 1, 2, and 3 data not available.