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West Midlands Police

Home Department written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) what the rate of employee attrition for (a) civilian staff and (b) warranted officers in West Midlands Police was in each of the last five years;

(2) how many (a) civilian staff and (b) warranted officers West Midlands Police employed in each financial year since 2002-03.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

holding answer 10 June 2011

The available figures for West Midlands police force show the rate of employee attrition for civilian staff and warranted officers from 2005-06 to 2009-10 and are shown on table A. For the purposes of this answer, we have taken employee attrition to mean the total number of leavers during the financial year as a percentage of total number of staff in post at the end of the financial year. Table B shows the number of civilian and warranted officers employed in West Midlands police force from 2002-03 to 2009-10.

Table A: Rate of employee attrition (FTE) (1) for civilian staff and warranted officers, West Midlands police force from 2005-06 to 2009-10
  Leavers (2) Strength (3) Employee Attrition (4)
Civilian Staff (5) Warranted Officers (6) Civilian Staff (5) Warranted Officers (6) Civilian Staff (5) (percentage) Warranted Officers (6) (percentage )
2005-06 259 488 3,300 8,192 8 6
2006-07 270 475 3,343 8,245 8 6
2007-08 263 417 3,436 8,412 8 5
2008-09 238 459 3,570 8,637 7 5
2009-10 221 425 3,667 8,626 6 5
(1) This table contains full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (2) Leavers during the financial year. (3) Strength at the end of financial year. (4) Employee attrition—leavers during the financial year as a percentage of staff in post at the end of the financial year. (5) Civilian staff are police staff. (6) Warranted officers are police officers.
Table B: Number of civilian staff and warranted officers employed (FTE) (1) in West Midlands police force from 2002-03 to 2009-10 (2)
Civilian Staff (2) Warranted Officers (4)
2002-03 3,012 7,832
2003-04 3,100 8,008
2004-05 3,143 8,154
2005-06 3,300 8,192
2006-07 3,343 8,245
2007-08 3,436 8,412
2008-09 3,570 8,637
2009-10 3,667 8,626
(1) This table contains full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (2) Strength at the end of the reporting period, as at 31 March. (3) Civilian staff are police staff. (4) Warranted officers are police officers.

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