Disclosure Details

Officer strength - 010/15

Dated: 31 Jul 2015

Date of request:      05/01/15

Date of response:    13/01/15

Provision of informati11 held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 5 January 2015 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: 

In the last calendar year (1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014) 
1.How many police officers resigned from your force? 
2.What reasons did they give for their resignations? 
3.How many police officers retired from your force? 
4.How many police officers were forced to retire under Regulation A19? 
5.How many police officers were dismissed? 
6.How many police officers were there in your force area as of 1 January 2015? 

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 HR Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1. 33 officers have resigned between 1 January and 31st December 2014. 
2. 3 officers resigned whilst on a career break, 8 officers resigned due to alternative employment, 5 officers transferred to other Police Forces, 3 officers gave no reason, 11 officers resigned due to personal reasons, 2 officers resigned due to domestic reasons, and 1 officer moved from the force area. 
3. 140 officers have retired between 1 January and 31st December 2014. 
4. Northumbria Police does not use Regulation A19. 
5. 3 officers were dismissed between 1 January and 31st December 2014. 
6. 3574 officers were in force on 1 January 2015. 

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 underour 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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