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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04676: Richard Leonard (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many full-time equivalent police civilian staff jobs there have been in each year since 2007-08.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 25 November 2016

Data on the number of Full Time Equivalent civilian staff in the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland is published by the SPA on a quarterly basis.

For ease, the information you have requested is provided in the table below.

Police Staff Quarterly Strength Statistics (Full-Time Equivalent), Scotland1, from 31 March 2007 to 31 March 2016

Date

Scotland

Q1 2007

7,350

Q1 2008

7,528

Q1 2009

7,713

Q1 2010

7,891

Q1 2011

7,447

Q1 2012

6,947

Q1 2013

6,790

Q1 2014

5,987

Q1 2015

5,542

Q1 2016

5,505

1. Q1 represents the 31 March

The data provides a snapshot of police staff at the end of the quarter.