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Disabled Officer numbers

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Unmesh Desai Unmesh Desai Labour

Please provide the total MPS Police officer (FTE) percentage breakdown of Disabled officers to total officers in December of each of the following years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Please see the table below which shows Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer totals and the number and percentage of self-declared officers with a disability.

Note that declaration is not mandatory and the figures may not demonstrate the full picture.

Date / Year

Total Officers

Self Declared Disability

% Self Declared Disability

Dec 2019

30,976.98

526.81

1.70%

Dec 2018

29,692.02

534.53

1.80%

Dec 2017

30,046.35

611.66

2.04%

Dec 2016

31,075.83

633.84

2.04%

Dec 2015

31,612.25

626.56

1.98%

Dec 2014

31,299.84

609.27

1.95%

Dec 2013

30,085.12

577.24

1.92%

Dec 2012

30,810.66

566.88

1.84%

Dec 2011

31,427.12

557.15

1.77%

Dec 2010

32,502.66

564.91

1.74%