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House of Commons Hansard
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Police: Avon and Somerset
01 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were employed by Avon and Somerset Constabulary of each (a) grade and (b) sex at the start of each year since 1997; and whether the appointment was (i) full- and (ii) part-time in each such case. [318496]

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The available data are provided in the tables.

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:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/policeorg1.html

and bulletins for this and previous years are deposited in the Library of the House.

Police officer strength, by rank, in Avon and Somerset, as at 31 March, 1997 to 20091, 2, 3

ACPO

Chief Superintendent4

Superintendent4

Chief Inspector

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total

1997

5

5

4

6

6

6

5

5

29

5

5

43

1998

5

5

3

6

6

6

5

5

27

5

5

39

1999

5

5

4

6

6

6

5

5

23

5

5

39

2000

5

5

3

6

6

6

5

5

21

5

5

37

2001

5

5

4

6

6

6

5

5

20

5

5

33

2002

5

5

3

6

6

6

5

5

23

5

5

34

2003

4

0

4

14

0

14

10

0

10

37

1

38

2004

4

0

4

15

0

15

14

0

14

36

3

39

2005

5

0

5

11

0

11

17

0

17

38

3

41

2006

5

0

5

12

0

12

19

0

19

40

2

42

2007

4

0

4

12

1

13

21

0

21

46

1

47

2008

5

0

5

13

0

13

18

2

20

48

1

49

2009

6

0

6

11

1

12

21

1

22

50

1

51

InspectorSergeantConstableTotal

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total

1997

5

5

144

5

5

454

5

5

2,315

5

25

2,989

1998

5

5

150

5

5

449

5

5

2,308

5

39

2,976

1999

5

5

152

5

5

452

5

5

2,329

5

57

2,999

2000

5

5

148

5

5

441

5

5

2,285

5

72

2,934

2001

5

5

142

5

5

441

5

5

2,321

5

73

2,960

2002

5

5

150

5

5

457

5

5

2,428

5

93

3,096

2003

158

2

160

475

8

483

2,399

90

2,489

3,097

101

3,198

2004

170

0

170

481

13

494

2,618

107

2,725

3,338

123

3,461

2005

165

0

165

486

16

502

2,586

120

2,706

3,308

139

3,447

2006

158

0

158

478

16

494

2,635

130

2,765

3,347

148

3,495

2007

160

0

160

512

22

534

2,561

148

2,709

3,316

172

3,488

2008

171

0

171

495

22

517

2,537

156

2,693

3,287

181

3,468

2009

174

1

175

485

24

509

2,470

181

2,651

3,217

209

3,426

1 Figures for 1997 to 2002 are not comparable with figures for 2003 to 2009. Figures for 1997 to 2002 exclude officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave, while figures for 2003 to 2009 include officers on maternity/paternity leave. The Police Numbers Task Force (2001) recommended that a clear presentation was made of the numbers of staff employed by police forces including those seconded into the force and those on any type of long or short term absence. These new calculations were first used in 2003, and are not comparable with data prior to March 2003. Total figures for 1997 to 2002 are shown as full-time equivalent (rounded to the nearest whole number), while total figures for 2003 to 2009 are shown as headcount. 2 Full-time and part-time figures are shown as headcount. 3 Part-time, full-time and headcount figures broken down by rank are not available for 1997 to 2002. Therefore total figures have been shown as full-time equivalent. Total part-time figures are available for this period. 4 In 1997 to 2002 figures for Chief Superintendents and Superintendents were combined. These have been shown under Superintendent. For 2003 to 2009 these figures have been shown separately. 5 Not available. 6 Not applicable.

Police officer strength, by gender, in Avon and Somerset, as at 31 March, 1997 to 20091, 2, 3

Male

Female

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total

1997

4

1

2,622

4

24

367

4

25

2,989

1998

4

0

2,586

4

39

390

4

39

2,976

1999

4

1

2,588

4

56

412

4

57

2,999

2000

4

3

2,520

4

69

414

4

72

2,934

2001

4

1

2,530

4

72

430

4

73

2,960

2002

4

3

2,601

4

90

495

4

93

3,096

2003

2,639

5

2,644

458

96

554

3,097

101

3,198

2004

2,780

10

2,790

558

113

671

3,338

123

3,461

2005

2,737

12

2,749

571

127

698

3,308

139

3,447

2006

2,711

11

2,722

636

137

773

3,347

148

3,495

2007

2,647

12

2,659

669

160

829

3,316

172

3,488

2008

2,593

10

2,603

694

171

865

3,287

181

3,468

2009

2,536

12

2,548

681

197

878

3,217

209

3,426

1 Figures for 1997 to 2002 are not comparable with figures for 2003 to 2009. Figures for 1997 to 2002 exclude officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave, while figures for 2003 to 2009 include officers on maternity/paternity leave. The Police Numbers Task Force (2001) recommended that a clear presentation was made of the numbers of staff employed by police forces including those seconded into the force and those on any type of long or short term absence. These new calculations were first used in 2003, and are not comparable with data prior to March 2003. Total figures for 1997 to 2002 are shown as full-time equivalent (rounded to the nearest whole number), while total figures for 2003 to 2009 are shown as headcount. 2 Full-time and part-time figures are shown as headcount. 3 Full-time and headcount figures broken down by gender are not available for 1997 to 2002. Therefore total figures have been shown as full-time equivalent. 4 Not available.