§ Ms Blears
The number of police officers in North Wales Police was 1,607 at 31 August 2003, an increase of 238 since March 1997. The number of police staff at 31 March 2003 was 703, an increase of 227 since 31 March 1997. Figures for the recruitment of police staff are not collected centrally. Those for police officers are set in table.
North Wales police Police officers recruitment 2000–01 119 2001–02 90 2002–03 1,331
March 2003 figures are not comparable to previous recruitment figures as data includes transfers from England and Wales forces and officers returning after a period of secondment.