An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.
Scotland’s Chief Statistician has published statistics on Police Officer Quarterly Strength, which gives the number of full-time equivalent police officers employed by Police Scotland.
The key findings of the statistics are:
- there were 17,256 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 30 September 2019
- police officer numbers decreased by 3 FTE officers (-0.02%) in the last quarter from 30 June 2019
- police officer numbers increased by 108 FTE officers (+0.6%) in the last year from 30 September 2018
- an increase of 1,022 FTE police officers (+6.3%) from the 16,234 FTE police officers recorded at 31 March 2007
The latest quarterly bulletin, Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 September 2019, reports the number of police officers employed by Police Scotland as at 30 September 2019.
These figures were produced by professionally independent statistical staff free from any political interference, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics.
Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff.