Monthly figures showing the number of Police Officers, PCSO's, Special Constables and Police Staff that the communities of Devon, Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly council tax helps to pay for.
- Police strength 2016
- Police strength 2015
- Police strength 2014
- Police strength 2013
- Police strength 2012
- Police strength 2011
- Police strength 2010
It is important for Devon & Cornwall Police to understand how representative we are of the communities we serve, to foster good relations with our staff, and ensure fair treatment for all. A better understanding of our workforce helps towards enabling our people to deliver the best possible service to our communities. Organisations that embrace equality and diversity work more creatively and innovatively to improve the service to the public. This includes being more effective at problem solving, better collaborative working, challenging the way things are done, and building trust with communities leading to increased confidence and satisfaction.
The staff census is an essential tool for gathering demographic and other information about our staff. This anonymous view of our workforce complements information already stored on employee records.
The information shown in this report helps the organisation identify where it needs to improve, and reflect on what can be done differently. As an employer, the Force cannot change things for the better to get things right for staff without the staff voice being heard. It also meets a legal requirement for us to know the makeup of our workforce.