Police Officer Sexual Orientation and Gender - 1500/21

Date Responded 16 November 2021

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. As of today (or the most recent data available), what is the headcount of Officers in your Force (including full- and part-time).
  2. Please provide a breakdown by sexual orientation where recorded (i.e. lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual etc).
  3. Please provide a breakdown by gender where recorded (i.e. Male, Female, Transgender etc).

In Response:

1. 3507


2. Heterosexual / straight – 1528

    Bisexual – 26

    Gay / lesbian – 73

    Prefer to self-describe – 6

    Prefer not to say – 1301

    Unknown – 573


3. Male – 2268

    Female – 1237

    Prefer to self-describe – 2

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