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Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 June 2011

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Scotland's Chief Statistician today published the latest quarterly figures on the number of police officers employed by Scottish Forces. The main findings are:

  • There were 17,339 police officers (full-time equivalent) in Scotland on 30 June 2011.
  • This total includes 16,768 police officers deployed in the eight Scottish police forces (including Additional Regular Police), and 571 on secondment or central service.
  • Police officer numbers have increased by 76 full-time equivalent ( FTE) officers in the last quarter from 31 March 2011 (0.4%). There has been a decrease of 85 FTE officers in the last year from 30 June 2010 (0.5%).

Chart 1- Police Officer Strength in Scotland, 2003-11

1. Full-time equivalent figures have only been available from September 2003.