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Authorised Firearms Officers

Question

1. How many officers in your force are currently male/female?

2. Since January 2012 how may authorised firearms officers have transferred to your force?

3. Since January 2012 how many authorised firearms officers have transferred from your force? Where possible please indicate which force they transferred to

4. Since January 2012 how many officers have passed initial firearms training through you force and become authorised firearms officers?

Answer

As of December 2017 there were 866 female officers and 1,839 Male officers.

Six authorised firearms officers (AFO’s) have transferred to Avon and Somerset Constabulary since 2016. We do not hold the information prior to this date.

One AFO transferred from our force. It is not recorded which force they transferred to.

Forty nine officers have been trained and accredited by the Constabulary since 2012.

FOI reference: 331/18.

Date of request: 07.03.18.