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Police officer sickness - 933/18

Date Responded 30 October 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. How many days off work did Police Officers take due to ill-health, sickness etc in each calendar year since 2010?
  2. How many Police Officers took more than one day off work due to mental health reasons in each calendar year since 2010?
  3. How many Police Officers have been taken off duty and restricted to desk, back office or other non-patrol jobs because they have been deemed not fit for work in each calendar year since 2010?

 

Clarity was sought for your end date parameter and you said that you wanted the information each calendar year 2010 to date.

In Response:

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.

1.

Year

Days

2010

26313

2011

29024

2012

33742

2013

26830

2014

27994

2015

27910

2016

25584

2017

24377

2018

17781

*2018 up to and including 21/09/18

2.

Year

No. of Officers

2010

125

2011

160

2012

171

2013

151

2014

197

2015

206

2016

200

2017

197

2018

160

*2018 up to and including 21/09/18

3. No information held.  Not all restrictions result in an officer being removed to ‘non-patrol jobs’ or restricted to desk / back office duties.  Depending on the type of restriction, this decision often rests locally and therefore data is not available to respond to this question.

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another. Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.

 

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