Disclosure Details

Establishment - 486/13

Dated: 23 Jul 2013

Date of request:     30/06/2013

Date of response:   23/07/2013

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 30 June 2013 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

Would you please provide the following information as at 1st July 2013 under the Freedom of Information Act.

  1. The number of police officers employed by your force in each of the following categories 
    0-5 years' service
    6-10 years' service
    11-15 years' service
    16-20 years' service
    21-25 years' service
    26-30 years' service
    30+ years' service

  2. The number of officers that donate to the Police Treatment  centres within each of the above categories.

  3. The number of Special Constables that operate within your force

  4. The number of PCSO's that operate within your force

  5. The number of police support staff who hold police powers or authorities"

  6. The overall number of support staff that operate within your force

  7. Any known policy in the next 5 years to increase or decrease by over 10% to the number of Special Constables, PCSO's or support staff that operate within your force

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the HR and Finance Departments  of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

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

  1.  0-5 years' service 621
     6-10 years' service 689
     11-15 years' service 821
     16-20 years' service 710
     21-25 years' service 517
     26-30 years 383
     30+ years' service   15

  2.  0-5 years' service 210
     6-10 years' service 202
     11-15 years' service 272
     16-20 years' service 333
     21-25 years' service 362
     26-30 years' service 314
     30+ years' service 10
  3. 3.298 (headcount)

  4. 215.01 FTE
  5. 309 (headcount) Community Support Officers & Detention Officers hold designated powers.
  6. 1738.9 (FTE)
  7. No information held.

    Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain
If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp
If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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