Numbers & ranks within A&S Constabulary 2000-2015

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Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

1. Please provide the figures for how many (i) police officers and (ii) police staff you employed each year from 2000 until 2015.

2. Please provide a break down to show how many police officers you employed at each rank (i.e. constable, sergeant, inspector, chief inspector, superintendent, chief superintendent - chief police officer ranks can be collected together in a single category) at each year.

3. Please further provide a break down for each year to show how many police officers at each rank were (i) in the uniformed branch and (ii) how many were detectives.

Note: I appreciate that there will be staffing fluctuations throughout each year, long term absences, parental leave, full-time equivalent issues etc, so please feel free to use your judgement in defining when such a personnel snapshot should be taken - though it would be preferred that such figures reflect approximate one-year gaps between them (e.g. if 2000 figures captured at 1st March 2000 then 2001 figures captured at 1st April 2001 world be fine, but at 31st December 2001 less so).

Many thanks,

Dave

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Mr David Cinzano Our Reference 501/18

[FOI #476751 email] Date 08 May 2018

 

 

Dear Mr Cinzano

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 9^th April
2018 under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Specifically you asked:

1. Please provide the figures for how many (i) police officers and (ii)
police staff you employed each year from 2000 until 2015.

 

2. Please provide a break down to show how many police officers you
employed at each rank (i.e. constable, sergeant, inspector, chief
inspector, superintendent, chief superintendent - chief police officer
ranks can be collected together in a single category) at each year.

 

3. Please further provide a break down for each year to show how many
police officers at each rank were (i) in the uniformed branch and (ii) how
many were detectives.

 

 

Our response:

 

With reference to questions 1 and 2, the information from 2007 is
available to view on the gov.uk website as an open data table [1]here.
Date from 2000 onwards is available to view on the National Archives
website [2]here.

 

The information requested in questions 1 and 2 is therefore exempt by
virtue of Section 21 of the Act as it is reasonably accessible by other
means. I have provided links for reference. This is an absolute and class
based exemption and as such does not require a harm and public interest
test.

 

 

With reference to question 3, we do not hold data prior to 2009/10. Please
see the available data below:

 

  2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Detective 522 541 530 543 548 562 547
Chief
Superintendent 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Superintendent 8 9 9 9 9 10 8
Chief Inspector 23 22 22 22 21 19 20
Inspector 47 47 48 48 50 48 47
Sergeant 118 123 121 131 132 137 132
Constable 325 339 329 331 335 347 339
Uniform 2643 2714 2559 2393 2315 2235 2226
ACPO (Officer) 6 5 5 5 5 5 4
Chief
Superintendent 7 8 9 10 8 7 6
Superintendent 16 14 13 11 8 12 10
Chief Inspector 28 28 26 26 23 19 19
Inspector 131 119 113 109 106 106 97
Sergeant 359 357 332 315 293 279 277
Constable 2096 2183 2061 1917 1872 1807 1813
Grand Total 3165 3255 3089 2936 2863 2797 2773

 

Please note with reference to ACPO officers, some may also be detectives.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Rebecca Pritchard

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Information Management Department

 

 

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Dear Rebecca,

Many thanks for providing the data.

Yours sincerely,

David Cinzano

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