Establishment - Temporary resources - 852/18

Date Responded 07 September 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1,Could you please tell me numbers of temporary resource engaged in "Blue Light" skilled roles by the force between 2 October 2017 and 31 March 2018. 

2. Could you also tell me the cost of the above named temporary resource. 

In this case, for the purpose of definition, "Blue Light" skilled roles meaning those traditionally undertaken by warranted officers or investigative civilian staff, including but not limited to those working in the areas of:

•           Investigation

•           HOLMES

•           Intelligence

•           Prosecution Case Work

•           Safeguarding

•           MAPPA / Public Protection 

If possible I would like the data provided under specific role titles. 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Human Resources Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.


Role                                                                    Total

Scientific Support Officer                                       2

Trainer Standard Driving                                       1

Detention Officer                                                  6

Digital Forensic Unit Investigator                           6

Temporary Police Staff Investigator                       26

Grand Total                                                         41



Based on the roles and dates provided above, the cost of the temporary resources engaged in Blue Light skilled roles between 2 October 2017 and 31 March 2018 was £487,900. 

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