4.37 AM Thursday 18 September 2014

Police Officer and Police Staff Statistics

This page contains responses to Freedom of Information Requests concerning Police Officers and Police Staff.

Please click on the question to be taken to the response.

 

Q1 How many former officers of the Dorset Police force are currently in receipt of an injury award pension? >

Q2 Police retirements, age, medical, and age/medical by average age, and by average length of service, for males, and for females, for each of last five years? >

Q3  How many police officers within your force have a home address which is NOT in the United Kingdom England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Please list the countries? >

Q4 The predicted number of police officers for your force for the financial year 2009/10. >

Q5 How many police officers were assaulted each year between 2006 and 2008 and how many police officers were subject to knife attacks each year between 2006 and 2008? >

Q6 The number of Police Officers medically retired from Dorset Police on the grounds of ill health? >

Q7 How many police officers (not including Police Community Support Officers and civilian staff) have transferred from your force to other UK forces in the last three calendar years (2006, 2007 and 2008)? Of these, how many moved to the Metropolitan Police ? >

Q8 I would like information on average time taken for promotion from constable to sergeant and sergeant to inspector, again separately for male and female, perhaps over the last ten years. Is this possible? >

Q9 The numbers of industrial tribunal cases lodged against your force on the grounds of disability discrimination for the last five years ? >

Q10 How many PCSOs and Police Constables have you recruited in each of the last three years? >

Q11 How many PCSO’s are employed in West Dorset, including the area of Dorchester, Weymouth and Bridport? In total what is the cost of these PCSO’s including salaries? >

Q12 Under the Freedom of Information Act I seek a copy of your register of gifts and hospitality.  Specifically I would like to obtain a complete record of all the gifts and hospitality offered to, or accepted by, police officers and staff at your force over the last 2 years? >

 


Question 1

How many former officers of the Dorset Police force are currently in receipt of an injury award pension, as provided for in the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 and the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006?

78

Do you operate a policy of reducing an injury award pension to the lowest permissible band when the former officer reaches the age of 65?

Dorset Police Authority policy and Home Office guidance direct that this happens when any former officer in receipt of an injury award pension reaches 65 years of age in the absence of a cogent reason to do otherwise.   

In the years 2004 to 2008 inclusive, how many former officers’ injury award pensions were reduced to the lowest banding upon the former officer reaching the age of 65? (A total figure only is requested, but I have no objection if you break the figures down by year)

10

In the years 1987 to 2003 inclusive, how many former officers’ injury award pensions were reduced to the lowest banding upon the former officer reaching the age of 65? (A total figure only is requested, but I have no objection if you break the figures down by year)

None

In the years 2004 to 2008 inclusive, how many formal complaints have been made against officers of ACPO rank in the Dorset Police force regarding matters in any way connected with the administration of reviews of police injury awards? (A total figure only is requested, but I have no objection if you break the figures down by year)

None

 

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Question 2

Police retirements, age, medical, and age/medical by average age, and by average length of service, for males, and for females, for each of last five years

 The spreadsheets located via the following links  show police officer retirements by age and average length of service and sex.

 

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Question 3

How many police officers within your force have a home address which is NOT in the United Kingdom England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland? Please list the countries.

Dorset Police have no officers or staff with a recorded home address that is not within the United Kingdom.

 

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Question 4

The predicted number of police officers for your force for the financial year 2009/10. How many more or less officers is that compared to 2008/09.

Dorset Police are currently projecting 1,456 police officers for 2009/10. This is a reduction of 43 officers.

 

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Question 5

How many police officers were assaulted each year between 2006 and 2008?

The Information in the table below comes from the crime database and shown the number of recorded crimes for the following offences.

Table to show the number of assaults on Dorset Police Officers
Offence 2006 2007 2008
ABH or GBH on a Constable 128 88 122
Assault without Injury on a Constable 238 229 164

 

How many police officers were subject to knife attacks each year between 2006 and 2008?

The crime database was searched for any crimes relating to assaults on police officers shown to involve a knife. Only 1 relevant offence was located.

 

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Question 6

The number of Police Officers medically retired from Dorset Police on the grounds of ill health over the last 5 years.

2004 = 9

2005 = 5

2006 = 16

2007 = 7

2008 = 3

The number of current Officers serving with a medical condition which means that they are not fully fit for front line duties.

Dorset Police currently have 33 officers on restricted duties and 50 officers on recuperative duties. This is not necessarily an indication that they are not fit for front line duties. These figures will constantly change and so can only be seen as a snapshot at the time of the request.

 

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Question 7

How many police officers (not including Police Community Support Officers and civilian staff) have transferred from your force to other UK forces in the last three calendar years (2006, 2007 and 2008)? Of these, how many moved to the Metropolitan Police

2006 - 16 Officers

2007 - 7 Officers

2008 - 12 Officers

How many police officers (not including Police Community Support Officers and civilian staff) have joined your force from other UK forces in the last three calendar years (2006, 2007 and 2008)? Of these, how many came from the Metropolitan Police?

2006 - 29 Officers

2007 - 24 Officers

2008 - 21 Officers

Finally, could you please confirm whether your force offers any kind of financial reward to officers who convince friends/colleagues to join from other forces? If so, please state the nature of the rewards on offer.

Dorset Police hold no information relevant to this part  of your request , because operates no such scheme.

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Question 8

I would like information on average time taken for promotion from constable to sergeant and sergeant to inspector, again separately for male and female, perhaps over the last ten years. Is this possible? It would be something like - average length of service at promotion to sergeant and average length of service at promotion to inspector by sex.

The document attached  contains the information that I can supply in response to your request. Please note it has only been possible to retrieve information up to 9 years ago, as prior to this the recording policy was different.

 

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Question 9

The numbers of industrial tribunal cases lodged against your force on the grounds of disability discrimination for the last five years (e.g. 2003 to 2004: two cases: 2004 to 2005: four cases: 2005 to 2006 three cases; 2006 to 2007: seven cases; 2007 to 2008: four cases).

2003 - 2004, one case, which was withdrawn

2004 - 2005, None

2005 - 2006, None

2006 - 2007, None

2007 - 2008, None

2008 - 2009, one case, which was settled.

I also need the amount paid out in settlements for these cases (including any external legal fees), preferably for each individual year but, failing that, for the total paid over those five years.

In the above matter, it was a condition of the tribunal settlement that the sum paid should remain confidential. In these circumstances the exemption under Section 41 of the Freedom of Information Act clearly applies and I should not provide you with this information. This exemption states that information is exempt if its disclosure would constitute an actionable breach of confidence suite, and clearly applies here.

In respect of legal fees I am advised that this information is not available in an easily retrievable format. To retrieve this information would require a manual search and analysis of all relevant documentation. Due to the amount of work that this would involve, the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

 

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Question 10

How many PCSOs have you recruited in each of the last three years?

2006/7 = 54

2007/8 = 39

2008/9 = 6

How many police constables have you recruited in each of the last three years?

2006/7 = 96

2007/8 = 64

2008/9 = 59

How many PCSOs and police constables respectively did you plan to recruit last year?

PCSO = 24

Police Constables = 66

How many PCSOs and police constables respectively have you planned to recruit this year?

PCSO = 24

Police Constables = 66

 

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Question 11

How many PCSO’s are employed in West Dorset, including the area of Dorchester, Weymouth and Bridport?

There are currently 32 PCSO’s in West Dorset as follows:

19 – Weymouth & Portland

5 – Bridport & Beaminster

2 – Lyme Regis

6 – Dorchester

In total what is the cost of these PCSO’s including salaries?

The total cost of these PCSO’s in 2008/09 was £831,000.

How much funding is received from the Home Office for these officers?

The Home Office grant received was £612,000.

 

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Question 12

Under the Freedom of Information Act I seek a copy of your register of gifts and hospitality.  Specifically I would like to obtain a complete record of all the gifts and hospitality offered to, or accepted by, police officers and staff at your force over the last 2 years.

Hospitality Register >

Gifts Register

 

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