Due to changes made to the official Scottish Parliament website at the start of 2011, our parser that used to fetch their web pages and convert them into more structured information has stopped working. We’re afraid we cannot give a timescale as to when we will be able to cover the Scottish Parliament again. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Kenny MacAskill (Scottish National Party)
Our official projections are that there will be 17,270 police officers (full-time equivalent) on 31 March 2011 and 17,292 on 30 June 2011, 1,036 and 1,058 respectively above the baseline figure of 16,234 at 31 March 2007.
A new study setting out official projected police officer numbers on 31 March and 30 June 2011 was published on the Scottish Government website on 1 March 2011 at: