Date lodged: 8 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) frontline and (b) backroom staff (i) each police constabulary employed in each year from 2007 to 2012 and (ii) Police Scotland has employed in each year since 2013, broken down by (A) division and (B) national unit.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 22 May 2018
Deployment of police officers is a matter for the Chief Constable of Police Scotland. Police Scotland publish sub-national police officer numbers on a quarterly basis in parallel with the Scottish Government’s Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics. A link to Police Scotland’s latest sub-national officer numbers publication, for the fourth quarter of 2017-18, is as follows: