||<p>The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of police officers
employed by each police force in England and Wales on a bi-annual basis. These figures
present a picture of the workforce as at the 31 March and as at 30 September each
year.</p><p>Data on the number of officers per 100,000 of the resident population,
by police force area, are published on an annual basis. The latest available data
can be found in Table_H4 of the data tables accompanying the main release, the latest
of which can be accessed here:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2018"