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Police Service Of Northern Ireland: Ards Dcu

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 3 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many (a) regular police officers; (b) full-time reserve officers; and (c) part-time officers of the Police Service of Northern Ireland were on duty on each Saturday night during November 2004 in the Ards district command unit. [HL678]

During November 2004, the police deployments in Ards DCU during all or part of nightshift on each Saturday were:

DateConstableReserve full-timeReserve part-timeTotal
6 Nov2391446
13 Nov2991452
20 Nov23101245
23 Nov2751446
At least 16 officers are on duty each nightshift throughout the whole shift period to ensure officers' safety and an effective response to calls from the public for assistance. At peak times of the night, more officers are on duty to deal with busy periods.