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04 December 2014 – FOI Response: 737.2014-15 – Freedom of information request – Request for Police Officer / Specials / PCSO numbers


Because of the article in the Press Saturday with your statement that police numbers are up by 100 I feel obliged to ask for the police numbers i.e. total police officers, total number of constables, total numbers of specials and PCSOs.


Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within North Yorkshire Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by North Yorkshire Police.


I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.

Police officer numbers as at 23 December 2014.

Employee Type Grand Total
Police Officers (includes all ranks) 1440
Police Constables 909
Specials 177
PCSO 190
Total 1807

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. It should be noted therefore that this force’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.