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Police officer strength and officers per 100,000 population by Basic Command Unit, 31 March 2007

Police Force BCU 2


Avon & Somerset Bath and North East Somerset
Bristol
North Somerset
Somerset East
Somerset West
South Gloucester
Central Services
Total
Bedfordshire Bedfordshire County
Luton
Central Services
Total
Cambridgeshire Central
Northern
Southern
Central Services
Total
Cheshire Eastern Cheshire
Northern Cheshire
Western Cheshire
Central Services
Total
Cleveland Hartlepool
Langbaurgh (Redcar and Cleveland)
Middlesbrough
Stockton
Central Services
Total
Cumbria Barrow and Kendal
Carlisle and Penrith
Workington and Whitehaven
Central Services
Total
Derbyshire Alfreton (A Division)
Buxton (B Division)
Chesterfield (C Division)
Derby (D Division)
Central Services
Total
Devon & Cornwall Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
North and East Devon
Plymouth
South and West Devon
Central Services
Total
Dorset Bournemouth
Dorset Eastern
Dorset Western
Poole
Central Services
Total
Durham North Durham
South Durham
Central Services
Total
Essex Essex Central
Essex Eastern
Essex South Eastern
Essex South Western
Essex Western
Stansted Airport
Central Services
Total
Gloucestershire Cheltenham and Tewkesbury
Cotswold and Stroud
Forest and Gloucester
Central Services
Total
Greater Manchester Bolton
Bury
Metropolitan
North Manchester
Oldham
Rochdale
Salford
South Manchester
Stockport
Tameside
Trafford
Wigan
Manchester Airport
Central Services
Total
Hampshire Central Hants
Isle of Wight
North and East Hampshire
Portsmouth
Southampton
West Hampshire
Central Services
Total
Hertfordshire Hertfordshire Central
Hertfordshire Eastern
Hertfordshire Western
Central Services
Total
Humberside East Riding of Yorkshire
Kingston upon Hull
North East Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire
Central Services
Total
Kent East Kent
Medway
Mid Kent
North Kent
South Kent
West Kent
Central Services
Total
Lancashire Lancashire Central
Lancashire Eastern
Lancashire Northern
Lancashire Southern
Lancashire Western
Pennine
Central Services
Total
Leicestershire Central Leicestershire
East Leicestershire
North Leicestershire
West Leicestershire
Central Services
Total
Lincolnshire East Lincolnshire
South Lincolnshire
West Lincolnshire
Central Services
Total
London, City of Bishopsgate
Snowhill
Central Services
Total
Merseyside Knowsley
North Liverpool
Sefton
South Liverpool
St. Helens
Wirral
Central Services
Total
Metropolitan Police Barking & Dagenham
Barnet
Bexley
Brent
Bromley
Camden
City of Westminster
Croydon
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich
Hackney
Hammersmith & Fulham
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Islington
Kensington & Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames
Lambeth
Lewisham
Merton
Newham
Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames
Southwark
Sutton
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Heathrow
Central Services
Total
Norfolk Norfolk Central
Norfolk Eastern
Norfolk Western
Central Services
Total
Northamptonshire Northants North
Northants West
Central Services
Total
Northumbria Gateshead
Newcastle
North Tyneside
Northumberland
South Tyneside
Sunderland
Central Services
Total
North Yorkshire North Yorkshire Central
North Yorkshire Eastern
North Yorkshire Western
Central Services
Total
Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire Area A
Nottinghamshire Area B
Nottinghamshire Area C
Nottinghamshire Area D
Central Services
Total
South Yorkshire Barnsley
Doncaster
Rotherham
Sheffield 1
Sheffield 2
Central Services
Total
Staffordshire Chase
North Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent
Trent Valley
Central Services
Total
Suffolk Suffolk Eastern
Suffolk Southern
Suffolk Western
Central Services
Total
Surrey East Surrey
North Surrey
North-West Surrey
West Surrey
Central Services
Total
Sussex Brighton & Hove
East Sussex
North Downs
West Downs
Gatwick
Central Services
Total
Thames Valley Berkshire East
Berkshire West
Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes
Oxfordshire
Central Services
Total
Warwickshire Warwickshire Northern
Warwickshire Southern
Central Services
Total
West Mercia Hereford (E Division)
North Worcestershire (D Division)
Shropshire (F Division)
South Worcestershire (C Division)
Telford and the Wrekin (G Division)
Central Services
Total
West Midlands Solihull
West Midlands D1
West Midlands D2
West Midlands D3
West Midlands E1
West Midlands E2
West Midlands E3
West Midlands F1
West Midlands F2
West Midlands F3
West Midlands G1
West Midlands G2
West Midlands H1
West Midlands H2
West Midlands J1
West Midlands J2
West Midlands K1
West Midlands K2
West Midlands M1
West Midlands M2
West Midlands M3
Central Services
Total
West Yorkshire Bradford North
Bradford South
Calderdale
Chapel Town AC
City & Holbeck CA
Keighley
Killingbeck BB
Kirklees
Pudsey and Weetwood AA
Wakefield
Central Services
Total
Wiltshire Chippenham (C)
Salisbury (A)
Swindon
Central Services
Total
Dyfed Powys Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Pembrokeshire
Powys
Central Services
Total
Gwent Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent
Newport
Pontypool
Central Services
Total
North Wales North Wales Central
North Wales Eastern
North Wales Western
Central Services
Total
South Wales Bridgend
Cardiff
Merthyr Rhondda Cynon Taff
Neath & Port Talbot
Swansea
Vale of Glamorgan
Central Services
Total

Total of 43 forces

1. These figures are basd on full-time equivalents that have been rounded to the nearest whole number, due to rounding there
discrepancy between totals and the sums of constituent items. Figures include those officers on career breaks or maternity/pa
2. Airport BCUs do not have a population attributed to them.
3. The very high number of officers per 100,000 population in city centres are partly owing to the use of small resident populat
denominator.
mand Unit, 31 March 2007 1

(full-time equivalents)
Police officers per 100,000
Police officers population 3
239 138
959 241
249 128
292 111
324 128
292 118
1,074 N/A
3,430 224
503 126
333 180
368 N/A
1,204 207
295 118
287 180
316 93
504 N/A
1,402 187
509 143
513 164
501 155
712 N/A
2,235 225
188 209
230 166
308 224
284 152
730 N/A
1,739 315
380 220
338 214
377 225
178 N/A
1,273 255
292 120
246 153
322 126
473 147
716 N/A
2,049 209
960 185
822 174
734 298
722 185
285 N/A
3,523 216
315 187
191 91
210 122
215 143
595 N/A
1,526 217
615 189
590 215
500 N/A
1,705 285
506 117
416 136
462 142
533 170
416 154
88 N/A
919 N/A
3,341 203
282 150
240 128
355 177
442 N/A
1,319 229
531 200
309 168
535 387
747 568
448 204
423 205
576 266
429 250
471 167
417 195
414 194
463 151
117 N/A
2,112 N/A
7,992 314
623 144
209 149
548 129
421 222
513 231
500 125
1,073 N/A
3,887 215
566 173
617 148
505 167
514 N/A
2,202 210
433 132
677 272
331 210
273 174
522 N/A
2,235 251
431 159
417 166
421 156
395 216
510 162
399 121
1,146 N/A
3,720 229
393 299
624 224
444 179
511 160
556 254
576 237
525 N/A
3,628 252
426 323
376 124
333 134
413 154
707 N/A
2,255 237
257 132
243 116
354 129
390 N/A
1,243 183
204 10132
209 2914
449 N/A
861 9374
348 233
874 344
523 186
496 256
383 217
618 197
1,199 N/A
4,441 325
427 260
551 167
371 168
672 249
493 163
812 359
1,561 639
684 200
681 226
582 207
632 277
744 358
562 312
689 307
354 165
383 169
495 196
519 244
678 371
568 289
294 192
953 354
619 250
377 194
758 308
467 186
303 163
846 328
306 172
756 355
543 242
599 213
480 N/A
11,368 N/A
31,128 415
457 145
382 158
373 139
365 N/A
1,577 191
411 139
510 143
380 N/A
1,301 200
430 225
784 284
376 196
615 198
362 239
677 239
738 N/A
3,981 283
426 161
424 174
433 166
387 N/A
1,671 217
290 136
267 121
792 284
330 101
766 N/A
2,445 235
390 176
537 185
410 162
414 391
613 148
925 N/A
3,289 256
425 132
301 138
560 235
417 151
612 N/A
2,315 219
348 148
332 163
349 137
330 N/A
1,358 196
351 122
367 128
348 138
328 132
570 N/A
1,963 183
484 190
696 140
393 111
530 129
169 N/A
841 N/A
3,113 205
633 172
633 142
609 126
396 181
909 145
1,080 N/A
4,260 199
397 145
319 123
345 N/A
1,061 199
291 163
468 174
390 135
411 144
325 201
544 N/A
2,428 205
388 193
371 372
343 198
401 263
325 228
306 221
286 278
376 2427
297 362
307 324
324 285
318 252
303 264
328 236
276 214
270 153
358 250
361 252
300 337
256 207
259 282
1,495 N/A
8,245 318
350 196
418 337
381 195
586 400
503 329
275 151
0 0
702 178
560 194
634 198
1,304 N/A
5,713 270
293 116
226 117
294 160
395 N/A
1,208 192
351 197
158 202
239 203
267 203
175 N/A
1,190 235
467 196
309 221
310 174
408 N/A
1,493 268
362 174
429 153
361 193
455 N/A
1,608 238
230 176
720 225
502 175
232 171
446 197
210 171
995 N/A
3,336 273

141,892 266

he nearest whole number, due to rounding there may be an apparent


those officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.

partly owing to the use of small resident population figures as the


Police community support officer strength by Basic Command Unit, 31 March 2007

Police Force BCU


Avon & Somerset Bath and North East Somerset
Bristol
North Somerset
Somerset East
Somerset West
South Gloucester
Central Services
Total
Bedfordshire Bedfordshire County
Luton
Central Services
Total
Cambridgeshire Central
Northern
Southern
Central Services
Total
Cheshire Eastern Cheshire
Northern Cheshire
Western Cheshire
Central Services
Total
Cleveland Hartlepool
Langbaurgh (Redcar & Cleveland)
Middlesbrough
Stockton
Central Services
Total
Cumbria Barrow and Kendal
Carlisle and Penrith
Workington and Whitehaven
Central Services
Total
Derbyshire Alfreton (A Division)
Buxton (B Division)
Chesterfield (C Division)
Derby (D Division)
Central Services
Total
Devon & Cornwall Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
North and East Devon
Plymouth
South and West Devon
Central Services
Total
Dorset Bournemouth
Dorset Eastern
Dorset Western
Poole
Central Services
Total
Durham North Durham
South Durham
Central Services
Total
Essex Essex Central
Essex Eastern
Essex South Eastern
Essex South Western
Essex Western
Stansted Airport
Central Services
Total
Gloucestershire Cheltenham and Tewkesbury
Cotswold and Stroud
Forest and Gloucester
Central Services
Total
Greater Manchester Bolton
Bury
Metropolitan
North Manchester
Oldham
Rochdale
Salford
South Manchester
Stockport
Tameside
Trafford
Wigan
Manchester Airport
Central Services
Total
Hampshire Central Hants
Isle of Wight
North and East Hampshire
Portsmouth
Southampton
Western Hampshire
Central Services
Total
Hertfordshire Hertfordshire Central
Hertfordshire Eastern
Hertfordshire Western
Central Services
Total
Humberside East Riding of Yorkshire
Kingston upon Hull
North East Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire
Central Services
Total
Kent East Kent
Medway
Mid Kent
North Kent
South Kent
West Kent
Central Services
Total
Lancashire Lancashire Central
Lancashire Eastern
Lancashire Northern
Lancashire Southern
Lancashire Western
Pennine
Central Services
Total
Leicestershire Central Leicestershire
East Leicestershire
North Leicestershire
West Leicestershire
Central Services
Total
Lincolnshire East Lincolnshire
South Lincs
West Lincs
Central Services
Total
London, City of Bishopsgate
Snowhill
Central Services
Total
Merseyside Knowsley
North Liverpool
Sefton
South Liverpool
St. Helens
Wirral
Central Services
Total
Metropolitan Police Barking & Dagenham
Barnet
Bexley
Brent
Bromley
Camden
City of Westminster
Croydon
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich
Hackney
Hammersmith & Fulham
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Islington
Kensington & Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames
Lambeth
Lewisham
Merton
Newham
Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames
Southwark
Sutton
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Heathrow
Central Services
Total
Norfolk Norfolk Central
Norfolk Eastern
Norfolk Western
Central Services
Total
Northamptonshire Northants North
Northants West
Central Services
Total
Northumbria Gateshead
Newcastle
North Tyneside
Northumberland
South Tyneside
Sunderland
Central Services
Total
North Yorkshire North Yorkshire Central
North Yorkshire Eastern
North Yorkshire Western
Central Services
Total
Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire Area A
Nottinghamshire Area B
Nottinghamshire Area C
Nottinghamshire Area D
Central Services
Total
South Yorkshire Barnsley
Doncaster
Rotherham
Sheffield 1
Sheffield 2
Central Services
Total
Staffordshire Chase
North Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent
Trent Valley
Central Services
Total
Suffolk Suffolk Eastern
Suffolk Southern
Suffolk Western
Central Services
Total
Surrey East Surrey
North Surrey
North-West Surrey
West Surrey
Central Services
Total
Sussex Brighton & Hove
East Sussex
North Downs
West Downs
Gatwick
Central Services
Total
Thames Valley Berkshire East
Berkshire West
Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes
Oxfordshire
Central Services
Total
Warwickshire Warwickshire Northern
Warwickshire Southern
Central Services
Total
West Mercia Hereford (E Division)
North Worcestershire (D Division)
Shropshire (F Division)
South Worcestershire (C Division)
Telford and the Wrekin (G Division)
Central Services
Total
West Midlands Solihull
West Midlands D1
West Midlands D2
West Midlands D3
West Midlands E1
West Midlands E2
West Midlands E3
West Midlands F1
West Midlands F2
West Midlands F3
West Midlands G1
West Midlands G2
West Midlands H1
West Midlands H2
West Midlands J1
West Midlands J2
West Midlands K1
West Midlands K2
West Midlands M1
West Midlands M2
West Midlands M3
Central Services
Total
West Yorkshire Bradford North
Bradford South
Calderdale
Chapel Town AC
City & Holbeck CA
Keighley
Killingbeck BB
Kirklees
Pudsey and Weetwood AA
Wakefield
Central Services
Total
Wiltshire Chippenham (C)
Salisbury (A)
Swindon
Central Services
Total
Dyfed-Powys Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Pembrokeshire
Powys
Central Services
Total
Gwent Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent
Newport
Pontypool
Central Services
Total
North Wales North Wales Western
North Wales Central
North Wales Eastern
Central Services
Total
South Wales Bridgend
Cardiff
Merthyr Rhondda Cynon Taff
Neath & Port Talbot
Swansea
Vale of Glamorgan
Central Services
Total

Total of 43 Forces

1. These figures are based on full-time equivalents that have been rounded to the nearest whole number, due to rounding
there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of constituent items. Figures include those officers on
career breaks or maternity/paternity leave.
2. 2006/07 is the first year that that police community support officer strength by Basic Command Unit has been collected
centrally.
1 March 2007 12

(full-time equivalents)
Police community support
officers
31
76
33
61
62
35
4
302
47
36
0
83
58
63
63
0
184
42
79
55
0
176
30
16
29
20
19
114
33
26
26
0
85
39
28
41
73
0
181
101
78
72
66
0
317
36
26
26
18
16
122
74
68
0
142
86
77
67
86
66
5
2
388
54
42
74
0
169
65
44
58
77
66
56
89
45
64
52
49
71
0
28
763
62
29
48
48
58
51
0
296
67
94
62
0
223
58
76
29
31
0
194
35
25
32
32
32
46
1
203
53
58
70
72
66
54
1
374
51
54
48
56
7
216
46
41
60
0
147
19
17
0
36
51
58
57
43
57
67
1
332
78
144
87
83
131
64
335
149
107
119
102
66
74
78
82
83
84
89
54
105
60
119
74
76
105
95
69
75
71
86
76
88
57
531
3,694
56
79
42
0
176
61
68
0
129
32
55
31
45
25
60
0
248
52
46
50
0
147
40
36
82
59
0
217
64
73
59
42
65
0
302
66
38
50
50
0
203
46
42
35
0
123
47
42
52
41
21
203
70
117
68
86
12
0
352
33
44
54
19
64
0
213
66
42
19
127
32
43
52
49
41
0
217
27
30
29
25
27
25
26
23
28
25
31
26
34
21
50
42
36
34
28
30
22
25
644
53
80
44
91
106
49
0
98
108
62
0
690
42
33
46
0
121
31
9
20
17
0
77
39
38
29
0
105
44
36
65
0
145
39
65
81
37
62
31
0
314

13,497

to the nearest whole number, due to rounding


tituent items. Figures include those officers on

h by Basic Command Unit has been collected


Police staff 1 strength by English Government Office Regions and Wales (full-time equivalents) 2

Police staff (fte) Police staff less staff on career Police staff (fte)
breaks or maternity/paternity leave
(comparable with previously
published figures)

Strength as at: Strength as at: Change in 12 months Change in 6 months


Mar-06 Sep-06 Mar-07 Mar-06 Sep-06 Mar-07 Mar 06 - Mar 07 Sept 06 - Mar 07
fte fte fte fte fte fte number % number %

North East 3,095 3,229 3,184 3,059 3,193 3,143 89 2.9 -45 -1.4

Cleveland 697 735 711 685 725 704 14 2.0 -24 -3.3
Durham 733 737 762 728 733 749 29 4.0 25 3.4
Northumbria 1,665 1,757 1,711 1,646 1,735 1,690 46 2.8 -46 -2.6

North West 9,225 9,283 9,349 9,121 9,100 9,183 124 1.3 66 0.7

Cheshire 1,170 1,201 1,262 1,149 1,172 1,239 92 7.9 61 5.1


Cumbria 732 731 743 723 718 729 11 1.5 12 1.6
Greater Manchester 3,352 3,375 3,369 3,326 3,308 3,310 17 0.5 -6 -0.2
Lancashire 1,764 1,777 1,802 1,729 1,731 1,761 38 2.2 25 1.4
Merseyside 2,207 2,199 2,173 2,194 2,171 2,144 -34 -1.5 -26 -1.2

Yorkshire and the Humber 7,193 7,283 7,396 7,125 7,214 7,300 203 2.8 113 1.6

Humberside 1,097 1,157 1,213 1,091 1,153 1,186 116 10.6 56 4.8
North Yorkshire 1,039 1,090 1,128 1,030 1,081 1,118 89 8.6 38 3.5
South Yorkshire 1,853 1,914 1,978 1,817 1,880 1,944 125 6.7 64 3.3
West Yorkshire 3,204 3,122 3,077 3,187 3,100 3,052 -127 -4.0 -45 -1.4

East Midlands 5,265 5,298 5,444 5,164 5,197 5,341 179 3.4 146 2.8

Derbyshire 1,109 1,142 1,204 1,084 1,120 1,176 95 8.6 62 5.4


Leicestershire 1,079 1,105 1,141 1,050 1,073 1,116 62 5.7 36 3.3
Lincolnshire 682 691 720 675 687 715 38 5.6 29 4.2
Northamptonshire 1,010 1,004 1,009 995 989 997 -1 -0.1 5 0.5
Nottinghamshire 1,385 1,356 1,370 1,360 1,328 1,337 -15 -1.1 14 1.0

West Midlands 6,778 6,803 6,877 6,663 6,702 6,739 99 1.5 74 1.1

Staffordshire 1,305 1,291 1,287 1,290 1,281 1,276 -18 -1.4 -4 -0.3
Warwickshire 609 623 624 605 617 620 15 2.5 1 0.2
West Mercia 1,563 1,594 1,618 1,511 1,539 1,562 55 3.5 24 1.5
West Midlands 3,301 3,295 3,348 3,257 3,265 3,281 47 1.4 53 1.6

Eastern 7,033 7,055 6,991 6,924 6,934 6,873 -42 -0.6 -64 -0.9

Bedfordshire 761 769 744 754 756 735 -17 -2.2 -25 -3.3
Cambridgeshire 898 962 922 887 942 915 24 2.7 -40 -4.2
Essex 1,968 1,892 1,918 1,947 1,867 1,890 -50 -2.5 26 1.4
Hertfordshire 1,489 1,498 1,501 1,450 1,467 1,461 12 0.8 3 0.2
Norfolk 1,064 1,072 1,059 1,049 1,055 1,036 -5 -0.5 -13 -1.2
Suffolk 853 862 847 837 847 836 -6 -0.7 -15 -1.7

London 14,150 14,251 14,335 13,731 13,855 13,953 185 1.3 84 0.6

London, City of 314 329 319 314 329 317 5 1.6 -10 -3.0
Metropolitan Police 13,836 13,922 14,016 13,417 13,526 13,636 180 1.3 94 0.7

South East 10,708 10,946 11,069 10,538 10,749 10,895 361 3.4 123 1.1

Hampshire 2,099 2,258 2,354 2,077 2,226 2,332 255 12.1 96 4.3
Kent 2,292 2,285 2,285 2,255 2,245 2,239 -7 -0.3 0 0.0
Surrey 1,541 1,609 1,680 1,485 1,553 1,638 139 9.0 71 4.4
Sussex 1,994 2,009 1,994 1,966 1,979 1,969 0 0.0 -15 -0.7
Thames Valley 2,782 2,785 2,756 2,755 2,746 2,717 -26 -0.9 -29 -1.0

South West 6,626 6,691 6,804 6,499 6,556 6,694 178 2.7 113 1.7

Avon & Somerset 2,080 2,120 2,208 2,018 2,052 2,167 128 6.2 88 4.2
Devon & Cornwall 2,082 2,062 2,046 2,058 2,034 2,022 -36 -1.7 -16 -0.8
Dorset 919 940 973 907 924 957 54 5.9 33 3.5
Gloucestershire 694 707 718 675 687 702 24 3.5 11 1.6
Wiltshire 851 862 859 841 859 846 8 0.9 -3 -0.3

Wales 3,740 3,767 3,729 3,687 3,700 3,672 -11 -0.3 -38 -1.0

Dyfed-Powys 566 588 606 559 575 594 40 7.1 18 3.1


Gwent 749 781 805 749 781 805 56 7.5 24 3.1
North Wales 882 892 759 882 879 758 -123 -13.9 -133 -14.9
South Wales 1,543 1,506 1,559 1,497 1,465 1,515 16 1.0 53 3.5

Total of all 43 forces 73,813 74,606 75,178 72,511 73,200 73,793 1,365 1.8 572 0.8

British Transport Police 941 997 1,014 941 997 1,014 73 7.8 17 1.7

Total police staff strength 74,754 75,603 76,192 73,452 74,197 74,807 1,438 1.9 589 0.8
Total police staff strength (excluding BTP) 73,813 74,606 75,178 72,511 73,200 73,793 1,365 1.8 572 0.8

1. Police staff excludes Designated Officers, Police Community Support Officers and Traffic Wardens.

2. This table contains full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.

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