– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 1st March 2011.

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Question S3W-39993

To ask the Scottish Executive what it expects police officer numbers to be in the first two quarters of 2011.

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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:


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