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Number of attested police officers

Information not held

Our Ref: Our Ref: NY8477 - Date: 02.05.2023


I write in connection with your request for information that was received by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC) on 27 April 2023.

I note you seek access to the following information:  

With the Government announcing today (26/4/23) that they have met their target of recruiting 20,000 extra police officers.

Can you inform me how many ‘attested’ police officers NYP have actually recruited as part of the 20,000, plus how many PCSO’s have been recruited during the same period?

Why has NYP more PCSO’s that any other Force in the country? 

Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the OPFCC.

I wish to advise you that there is no information held by the OPFCC in order to answer your request.

This is because this information is not held by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire. This information is held by North Yorkshire Police.

You can search the North Yorkshire Police website for information, statistics or you can submit a Freedom of Information request at the below link:

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 the OPFCC’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.

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If you have any queries concerning this request, please contact me quoting the reference number above.


Yours sincerely,

Tina James-McGrath 

Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire