Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 31 December
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published the latest quarterly figures on the number of police officers employed by Scottish forces. The main findings are:
- There were 17,343 police officers (full-time equivalent) in Scotland on 31 December 2011.
- This total comprises 16,747 police officers deployed in the eight Scottish police forces (including Additional Regular Police), and 596 on secondment or central service.
- Police officer numbers have increased by 78 full-time equivalent (FTE) officers in the last quarter from 30 September 2011 (0.5%). There has been an increase of 126 FTE officers in the last year from 31 December 2010 (0.7%).
Chart 1: Police Officer Strength in Scotland, 2003 - 20111
1. Full-time equivalent figures have only been available from September 2003.
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