The information requested has been provided by the chief constable of Cheshire constabulary and is set out in the table.
|31 March 1997||2,046||1,590|
|31 March 2001||2,002||1,533|
|30 September 2001||2,058||1,575|
Under the crime fighting fund (CFF) recruitment initiative, Cheshire police have been allocated a total of 147 additional recruits, over and above their existing recruitment plans for the three years to March 2003. Cheshire police recruited 21 of its CFF allocation in 2000–01.
Cheshire constabulary employed 735 civilian staff in March 1997 and 833 in March 2001.