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Police: Milton Keynes

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers there were in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997 and (b) police community support officers there were in Milton Keynes in each year since 2002. (321872)

The available data are provided in the table. This information has been collected at Basic Command Unit level since March 2002 for police officers and since June 2005 for police community support officers.

This and other related data are published annually as a supplementary 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 officer1 and police community support officer2 strength in Milton Keynes Basic Command Unit, as at 31 March3

Officer1

PCSO2

2002

342

n/a

2003

346

n/a

2004

371

n/a

20052

378

11

20062

383

14

2007

396

19

2008

389

66

2009

419

73

1 Data for police officers by Basic Command Unit were collected centrally for the first time for the period beginning April 2002. Data for 31 March 2002 were published by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary. No data broken down by Basic Command Unit are available centrally prior to 2002.

2 Data for police community support officers by Basic Command Unit are only available from 2005. Data are at 30 June for 2005 and 2006, from a special collection made until data were included in the main statistical run. Data for 2007 onwards are at 31 March.

3 These figures are based on full-time equivalents that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Figures include those officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.