19654 - Police officers in back office jobs
Police officers in back office jobs as at March 31st 2010. We released the following information on 9 September 2011. Information regarding…
Police officers in back office jobs as at March 31st 2010.
We released the following information on 9 September 2011.
Information regarding police officers in back office jobs is based around statistical returns provided by each police force as part of the Home Office’s annual data requirement (ADR). The figures provided for the workforce data are broken down by a number of functions.
In March 2011, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s (HMIC) report “Demanding Times”, set out their analysis of how the policing workforce divides up into “frontline”, “middle office” and “back office” roles and how the functions reported in the statistical returns split between these three categories.
Page 19 of HMIC’s report (http://www.hmic.gov.uk/publication/demanding-times/) sets out the list of functions reported in the statistical return and HMIC’s allocation of those functions to the front, middle or back roles.
Applying HMIC’s analysis to the workforce data for March 2010 (as was used by HMIC in their report), there were 7,297 police officers working in “back office‟ roles.
A force-by-force breakdown of the total number of back office roles reported by forces to the Home Office is listed below.
Number of officers reported (in ADR601) working in functions designated as ‘back office’ by HMIC (Full Time Equivalent; rounded) as at March 31st 2010.
**Number of officers
Avon & Somerset
Devon & Cornwall
London, City of
Published: 9 September 2011
From: Home Office