||<p>The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of police officers
in each Police Force Area (PFA) in England and Wales, as well as the number of officers
that leave each year, in the annual ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical
bulletin.</p><p>The number of officers employed in each PFA as at 31 March of each
year between 2010 and 2019 is available in open data tables here:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/817734/open-data-table-police-workforce.ods"
number of officers that left in each financial year between 2009/10 and 2018/19 is
available in open data tables here:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/817733/open-data-table-police-workforce-leavers.ods"
Home Office does not hold data on the number of police officer posts lost, or data
on how many police officer post vacancies. The size and composition of the police
workforce is a local decision for Police and Crime Commissioners, working with chief