Police Numbers

- Monday, 14th January 2002

 

Police Numbers

Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers were in post in the Hertfordshire constabulary in each year since 1983. [25244]

Mr. Denham: The information is set out in the table.

Hertfordshire constabulary

Police strength as at 31 March

1983

1,554

1984

1,562

1985

1,562

1986

1,565

1987

1,579

1988

1,603

1989

1,638

1990

1,657

1991

1,666

1992

1,695

1993

1,700

1994

1,682

1995

1,703

1996

1,712

1997

1,759

1998

1,740

1999

1,724

2000

1,767

2001(37)

1,922

2001 (30 September)

1,843

(37) Affected by boundary changes on 1 April 2000 with the Metropolitan police

The reduction in police numbers since 1 April 2001 can be attributed to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) offices seconded following the boundary changes on 1 April 2000 returning to the MPS. All such secondees are due to return to the MPS by 31 March 2002.

 

 

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