An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.
Scotland’s Chief Statistician haspublished statistics on Police Officer Quarterly Strength, which gives the number of full-time equivalent police officers employed by Police Scotland.
The key findings of the statistics are:
• there were 17,259 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 30 June 2019
• police officer numbers have increased by 8 FTE officers (+0.05%) in the last quarter from 31 March 2019
• police officer numbers have increased by 87 FTE officers (+0.5%) in the last year from 30 June 2018
• an increase of 1,025 FTE police officers (+6.3%) from the 16,234 FTE police officers recorded at 31 March 2007
The figures released today were produced by professionally independent statistical staff free from any political interference, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics