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Police: Manpower

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police civilian staff are employed in Gloucester; and what the equivalent figures were in 1997. (308231)

[holding answer 6 January 2010]: Police personnel statistics are not collected by parliamentary constituency. Data for police officers have been collected by Basic Command Unit (BCU) since April 2001 and data for police staff have been collected by BCU since April 2002.

There were 292 police officers in Forest and Gloucester BCU as at 31 March 2002 and 359 police officers as at 31 March 2009.

There were 69 police staff in Forest and Gloucester BCU as at 31 March 2003 and 114 police staff as at 31 March 2009.