We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are David Cinzano please sign in and let everyone know.

Numbers & ranks within Northumbria Police 2000-2015

We're waiting for David Cinzano to read a recent response and update the status.

Dear Northumbria Police,

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,

David Cinzano

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Thank you for your email received today in which you make a request for information that Northumbria Police may hold in accordance with the Freedom Of Information Act 2000

We are in the process of dealing with your request and a response should be provided to you by 09/05/2018 which is in accordance with the legislation.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Unit

show quoted sections

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

 

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

 

Thank you for your e mail dated 9 April 2018 in which you made a request
for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

 

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of
access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority
(including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

 

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.

 

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).

 

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Human
Resources Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the
information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.

 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

 

1.    This information is available via the below links:  The first link
has data from 2010 up to current and the second link has the archived data
prior to 2010.

 

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

 

[2]http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.u...

 

2.    This information is available via the below links:  The first link
has data from 2010 up to current and the second link has the archived data
prior to 2010.

 

[3]https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

 

[4]http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.u...

 

3.    No information held.  Prior to 2016, police officers were not
recorded specifically against uniform and detective roles therefore we are
unable to determine the breakdown and provide the data.

 

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a
specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an
indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.
Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the
procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses
between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative
purposes.

 

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual
property rights of Northumbria Police. Your use of the information must be
strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as
amended) or such other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

 

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish
information via the Disclosure Log. The aim of the Disclosure Log is to
promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into
the public arena.

 

The Disclosure Log contains copies of some of the information that has
been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to
publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the wider
public interest.

 

The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the
requester.

 

I have provided the relevant link below.

 

[5]http://www.northumbria.police.uk/freedom...

 

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have
handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue
informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our
complaints procedure, attached below

[6]http://www.northumbria.police.uk/freedom...

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and
reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain
whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

Yours sincerely

 

Michael Cleugh

Data Protection and Disclosure Advisor

Direct Dial: 0191 2956941

 

[NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

Visible links
1. https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...
2. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.u...
3. https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...
4. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.u...
5. http://www.northumbria.police.uk/freedom...
6. http://www.northumbria.police.uk/freedom...

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are David Cinzano please sign in and let everyone know.

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site AskTheEU.org . Find out more .

AskTheEU.org