Northumberland policing - 1164/18

Date Responded 23 November 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. As a percentage; how much does Northumbria Police spend on community policing? Please give the figure per year from 2008 to 2018 inclusive.
  2. On a typical evening between 6pm to midnight, how many police officers in total are walking the streets in Northumberland's communities?
  3. How many police officers are there in Northumberland?
  4. What is the ratio of police officers to numbers of residents in Northumberland?
  5. Considering the geographic area of Northumberland, how many square miles/km would each police officer have to cover if they were evenly spread?

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.


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


  1. No information held. We do not produced percentages as measure of community policing.
  2. No information held. We do not have a ‘typical evening’.
  3. 424 (416.39 FTE) Police Officers based in Northumberland region as of 14/11/2018.
  4. No information held. We are not obliged to calculate figures, this can be calculated by yourself using the most recent census information.
  5. No information held. We are not obliged to calculate figures.
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