Disclosure Details

Establishment - 395/14

Dated: 10 Jun 2014

Date of request:    08/05/2014

Date of response:  10/06/2014

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 8 May 2014 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full answers to each of the following questions: 

  1. How many a) police officers of all ranks and b) police staff did your force have as of 31/03/10?

  2. How many people were in your force’s chief officer group – ie assistant chief constable, deputy chief constable, chief constable and assistant chief officers responsible for finance, HR and IT etc – as of 31/03/10?

  3. What was the annual salary bill of this chief officer group as of 31/03/10?

  4. How many a) police officers of all ranks and b) police staff did your force have as of 31/03/14?

  5. How many people were in your force’s chief officer group – ie assistant chief constable, deputy chief constable, chief constable and assistant chief officers responsible for finance, HR and IT etc – as of 31/03/14?

  6. What was the annual salary bill of this chief officer group as of 31/03/14?

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the (Department/s Area Command/s)  of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1. The table below shows the actual Full Time Equivalent (FTE) and headcount of police officers and staff as at 31st March 2010

Establishment 31st March 2010 Actual FTE Sum Headcount
Police Officer 4132.08 4174
Police Staff (inc CSO Patrol) 2507.36 2661


2. The below table shows Northumbria Police Chief Officer Team as at 31st March 2010

Rank Headcount
Chief Constable 1
Deputy Chief Constable 1
Assistant Chief Constable 3
Assistant Chief Officer 2
Total Command Team 7

3. The annual salary bill of the chief officer group as of 31/03/10 was  £750,408

4. The below table shows the actual Full Time Equivalent (FTE) and headcount of police officers and staff as at 31st March 2014

Establishment 31st march 2014

Actual FTE Sum

Headcount
Police Officer 3611.91 3660
Police Staff (inc CSO Patrol) 1750.48 1879

5. The below table shows the Chief Officer Team as at 31st March 2014

Rank Headcount
Chief Constable 1
Deputy Chief Constable 1
Assistant Chief Constable 2
Assistant Chief Officer 1
Total Command Team 5

6. The annual salary bill of the chief officer group as of 31/03/14 was  £579,312

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.


How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

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