HC Deb 18 March 1988 vol 129 cc695-6W
Rev. Martin Smyth

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing for each rank of police officer in Scotland the number who are (i) from ethnic minorities and (ii) women; and what is the total number of police officers in Scotland.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The position at 31 December 1987 was as follows:

Rank Ethnic minorities Policewomen
Chief Constable
Deputy Chief Constable
Assistant Chief Constable
Chief Superintendent
Superintendent 1
Chief Inspector 3
Inspector 11
Sergeant 3 50
Constable 11 870
Total 14 935

On the same date, total police strength in Scotland was 13,476.

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