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Police: South Yorkshire

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many uniformed and plain clothes police officers in all categories were in service in South Yorkshire at 1 January (a) 1979, (b) 1997 and (c) 2008. (211009)

The requested information is not collected centrally in Police Personnel Statistics. Total police strength are available as at 31 March on an annual basis and are given in the following table:

Police officer strength (FTE)1 for South Yorkshire

31 March2

South Yorkshire police force







1 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. All officers less staff on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave (comparable with previously published figures). 2 Annual figures are collected by financial year and given as at the last day of the year, 31 March. Data for 2008 will be published on 22 July 2008.