§ Mr. Tom Cox
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the number of women police officers and the ranks they hold in the Metropolitan police force as of 1 December.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The total number of women police officers serving in the Metropolitan police on 30 November 1986 was 2,634. The breakdown by ranks is as shown in the tables below.
Number Uniformed Commanders 2 Chief Superintendent 2 Superintendent 3 Chief Inspector 5 Inspector 18 Sergeants 206 Police Constable 2,197 Total 2,433 CID Superintendent 3 Chief Inspector 4 Inspector 4 Detective Sergeant 29 Detective Constable 161 Total 201