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House of Commons Hansard
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11 November 2009
Volume 499
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were in post in Doncaster on the most recent date for which figures are available; and how many (i) police officers were in post in each year since 1997 and (ii) police community support officers were in post in each year since 2002 in Doncaster. [298639]

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The available data are provided in the table. This information has been collected at basic command unit level since April 2002 for police officers and since June 2004 for police community support officers.

Police officers and PCSOs in Doncaster Basic Command Unit, as at 31 March1, 2

Police officers

PCSOs3

2009

502

74

2008

528

74

2007

537

73

20063

542

37

20053

526

36

2004

549

n/a

2003

533

n/a

1 These figures are based on full-time equivalents that have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

2 Data on police officer strength by police basic command unit was collected centrally for the first time for the period beginning April 2002. Therefore, data broken down by BCU are not available prior to that.

3 PCSO figures in 2005 and 2006 are as at 30 June. No data are available for PCSOs prior to 2005.