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Police Officers On Sick Leave - 074/20

Date Responded 11 February 2020

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:

I would like to know how many of your police officers have had to go on sick leave due to mental health issues in the last 5 years, from November 2014 - November 2019?

I would like the information broken down yearly please. So for example 1 November 2014 - 31 October 2015, 1 November 2015 - 31 October 2016, 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017 and so on. So I know how many police officers went on sick leave due to mental health reasons.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the People Services 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.

The data provided below is shown as at 01/11 – 31/10 for each respective year.

Year            Officer Headcount

2014/15       201

2015/16       179

2016/17       190

2017/18       187

2018/19       204

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