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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.

**Force

**

**Number of officers

**

Avon & Somerset

145

Bedfordshire

87

Cambridgeshire

62

Cheshire

149

Cleveland

74

Cumbria

68

Derbyshire

40

Devon & Cornwall

239

Dorset

107

Durham

111

Dyfed-Powys

55

Essex

266

Gloucestershire

67

Greater Manchester

580

Gwent

22

Hampshire

289

Hertfordshire

105

Humberside

103

Kent

239

Lancashire

256

Leicestershire

107

Lincolnshire

66

London, City of

47

Merseyside

144

Metropolitan Police

1346

Norfolk

99

North Wales

60

North Yorkshire

24

Northamptonshire

104

Northumbria

209

Nottinghamshire

47

South Wales

186

South Yorkshire

153

Staffordshire

131

Suffolk

46

Surrey

139

Sussex

195

Thames Valley

272

Warwickshire

58

West Mercia

70

West Midlands

355

West Yorkshire

297

Wiltshire

73

**Total

**

**7297

**

 

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