The available data for the numbers of police officer standard direct recruits and police officer transfers to the Metropolitan Police, have been collected centrally from 2002-03 onwards and are given in the following table.
|Police officer standard direct recruits and transfers (FTE)( 1) for Metropolitan Police from 2002-03 to 2006-07|
|Police standard direct recruits||Police transfers( 2)|
|(1) Full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items. |
(2) Between 2002-03 and 2006-07 1,594 police officers transferred to other forces from the Metropolitan Police.
(3) Excludes Quarter 1, data are not available.