§ Lord Wallace of Saltaire
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many British police officers are now posted as liaison officers in other countries; and in which countries they are posted. [HL576]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
There are 15 British police officers formally posted overseas as liaison officers. This figure is subject to minor fluctuation as new postings are agreed and others end. It does not include British police officers who are currently overseas in other capacities and not formally as liaison officers, for example those on specialist attachment to international police organisations such as Interpol and Europol.
All but one of the 15 officers are posted within the European Union. As I indicated in my Written Answer of 11 February 1998 (WA 208), it is not our practice to specify in which countries liaison officers are posted because of possible dangers to their safety.