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Police: Salford

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were based in Salford in (a) 1997 and (b) the last 12 months for which figures are available. (322410)

Information on the number of police officers has only been collected at basic command unit level since March 2002.

There were 541 police officers in Salford basic command unit as at 31 March 2002 and 585 police officers as at 31 March 2009.

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.