There were 400 police community support officers in Lancashire constabulary as at 30 September 2008. This figure is calculated on a full-time equivalent basis.
This and other related data are published annually as part of the annual Police Service Strength Home Office Statistical Bulletin. The latest bulletin can be found at:
and bulletins for this and previous years are deposited in the Library of the House.
Annual 30 September figures are provided as interim figures to the more detailed 31 March figures which can also be found at the above link. 31 March 2009 figures are due to be published on 23 July 2009 on the same webpage.