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1800 333 000

Policelink:

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Staffing

Police numbers are increasing each year and at 30

 

30 June 2010

30 June 2009

Police Officers

10 458

10 277

Police Recruits

244

368

Staff Members

4 109

3 982

Notes:

  • Staffing numbers refer to actual employees, not ‘full time equivalent’ employees.
  • Staff members means employees other than police officers or police recruits.

Queensland has experienced strong growth in police numbers over recent years. This has been essential to keep pace with Queensland’s rapid population growth. Queensland’s police to population ratio for 2009-10 was 1:434.

Attrition and separation rates

In the 2009-10 financial year, 350 police officers separated from the Service—a separation rate of 3.4%. The 2009-10 permanent retention rate for police officers was 96.6%.

The retention rate for permanent civilian staff member employees was 91.6% and the separation rate was 8.4%.

During 2009-10:

  • no employees accepted redundancy packages
  • six employees accepted early retirement packages

The total value of these packages was $784 641.10.

Retrenchments

There were no employees retrenched in the 2009-10 financial year.

Since 2004-05, the number of police has increased by 1 447 or 16%.

Growth in police numbers

National Police Remembrance Day on 29 September honours the memory of officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

Secondments

As at 30 June 2010, there were 181 police officers seconded to other agencies to perform law enforcement

 Agency

Officers

Crime and Misconduct Commission

68

Australian Federal Police

2

Australian Federal Police
(Airport Uniform Policing)
(Brisbane – 47, Coolangatta – 24, Cairns – 25)

96

Australian Federal Police
(Joint Airport Intelligence Group)

2

Australian Federal Police
(Joint Airport Investigation Team)

1

Australian Federal Police
(International Deployment Group)

5

Queensland Corrective Services  Intelligence Group

2

Queensland Police Union of Employees

1

The Queensland Commission for

Children and Young

People and Child Guardian

1

Department of Mines and Energy

1

Queensland Health

1

Department of Communities

1

Total

181

Last updated 12/11/2010