Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland - 2 August 2022
3rd August 2022
Scotland's Chief Statistician has published 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 16,610 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 30 June 2022.
police officer numbers decreased by 195 FTE officers (-1.2%) in the last quarter from 31 March 2022.
police officer numbers decreased by 679 FTE officers (-3.9%) in the last year from 30 June 2021.
this is an increase of 376 FTE police officers (+2.3%) from the 16,234 FTE police officers recorded at 31 March 2007.
See more at https://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/how-we-do-it/police-scotland-officer-numbers/