Date lodged: 8 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the release of the quarterly figures for Police Scotland officer numbers on 31 March 2018, how many of the officers identified as (a) National and (b) Regional Resources are based at locations in the (i) G, (ii) K and (iii) L Division area.
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: