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Police: Wales

Home Department written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The latest available information in the following table shows police officer strength in Wales, by police force area, 2006 to 2010, as at 31 March (full-time equivalents). The planned complement in each authority is a matter for individual police forces and authorities.

Police officer strength in Wales, by police force area, 2006 - 10 as at 31 March (full-time equivalents ()1)
Wales 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Dyfed-Powys 1,194 1,190 1,194 1,197 1,195
Gwent 1,467 1,493 1,487 1,438 1,437
North Wales 1,634 1,608 1,579 1,586 1,590
South Wales 3,303 3,336 3,244 3,146 3,148
Wales 7,599 7,627 7,503 7,367 7,369
(1) The table contains 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.

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