Police workforce diversity in Bedfordshire Police

Details of how the ethnicity and gender of police officers, police staff, police community support officers (PCSOs) and special constables in Bedfordshire Police compares with that of the population of the force area they serve.

Population data (based on the whole population) from the 2011 census and ONS mid year population estimates, 2017.

Police workforce diversity data from Police Workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2018.

Police workforce data is based on self-declared ethnicity data. Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) data charts exclude those who did not state their ethnicity.

The number of officers and staff are presented on a full time equivalent basis (e.g. someone working 1 day per week is counted as 0.2), rounded to the nearest whole number. Figures for special constables are shown on a headcount basis, as they do not have contracted working hours.

Percentages for police officers, police staff and PCSOs are calculated using unrounded FTE numbers, to ensure consistency with those published in “Police Workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2018”. Unrounded numbers of FTE workers can also be found in that publication.

Police officer ethnicity in Bedfordshire Police

Percentage breakdowns for each ethnicity exclude cases where the officer did not state their ethnicity. The number of ‘not stated’ cases are included in the data tables.

Ethnicity Police officers Proportion of police officers Proportion of force area population Force area population
Asian or Asian British 61 5.4% 13.2% 81,480
Black or Black British 16 1.4% 4.8% 29,725
Chinese or other ethnic group 1 0.1% 1.4% 8,753
Mixed 37 3.3% 3.0% 18,456
Not stated 14 - --
White 1,002 89.7% 77.5% 476,647

Proportion of police officers from BME groups across police forces in England and Wales

Police force BME police officers Proportion of BME police officers Proportion of force area BME population Force area BME population
Avon and Somerset Constabulary 69 2.9% 6.7% 107,585
Bedfordshire Police 115 10.3% 22.5% 138,414
British Transport Police 275 9.9% 14.0% 7,866,517
Cambridgeshire Constabulary 46 3.3% 9.7% 78,310
Cheshire Constabulary 30 1.5% 3.1% 31,711
City of London Police 44 6.3% 21.4% 1,576
Cleveland Police 23 1.9% 5.5% 30,771
Cumbria Constabulary 10 0.9% 1.5% 7,601
Derbyshire Constabulary 60 3.4% 6.7% 68,593
Devon & Cornwall Police 36 1.6% 2.5% 40,912
Dorset Police 20 1.6% 4.0% 29,404
Durham Constabulary 20 1.8% 2.2% 13,442
Dyfed-Powys Police 13 1.3% 2.0% 10,400
Essex Police 63 2.2% 6.8% 116,642
Gloucestershire Constabulary 24 2.3% 4.6% 27,337
Greater Manchester Police 440 6.9% 16.2% 434,405
Gwent Police 28 2.3% 3.9% 22,377
Hampshire Constabulary 84 3.1% 6.7% 126,613
Hertfordshire Constabulary 83 4.3% 12.4% 138,567
Humberside Police 26 1.5% 3.5% 32,368
Kent Police 97 3.0% 6.9% 119,984
Lancashire Constabulary 130 4.6% 9.6% 140,858
Leicestershire Police 136 7.8% 21.6% 219,993
Lincolnshire Police 22 2.0% 2.4% 17,169
Merseyside Police 122 3.6% 5.5% 75,886
Metropolitan Police Service 4,265 14.2% 40.2% 3,284,930
Norfolk Constabulary 30 2.0% 3.5% 29,870
North Wales Police 13 0.9% 2.5% 17,233
North Yorkshire Police 16 1.2% 3.4% 27,221
Northamptonshire Police 44 3.8% 8.5% 59,130
Northumbria Police 53 1.7% 5.4% 77,106
Nottinghamshire Police 89 4.7% 11.2% 121,981
South Wales Police 69 2.4% 6.6% 85,193
South Yorkshire Police 89 3.6% 9.4% 125,948
Staffordshire Police 36 2.3% 5.9% 65,170
Suffolk Constabulary 35 3.1% 4.8% 34,968
Surrey Police 66 4.0% 9.6% 108,708
Sussex Police 53 2.2% 6.3% 101,499
Thames Valley Police 207 5.1% 15.4% 350,126
Warwickshire Police 40 5.1% 7.3% 39,786
West Mercia Police 51 2.6% 3.8% 45,900
West Midlands Police 652 10.0% 29.9% 817,322
West Yorkshire Police 286 5.7% 18.2% 406,240
Wiltshire Police 18 1.8% 5.5% 37,268

Proportion of officers from BME groups, by rank in Bedfordshire Police

Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 138,414 22.5% 476,647 77.5% -
Constable 101 11.6% 766 88.4% 11
Sergeant 6 3.7% 155 96.3% 1
Inspector 6 11.9% 45 88.1% 0
Chief Inspector and above 1 4.4% 22 95.6% 0

Gender representation by rank in Bedfordshire Police

Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 331,042 49.8% 333,558 50.2%
Constable 598 68.1% 280 31.9%
Sergeant 101 62.3% 61 37.7%
Inspector 30 59.3% 21 40.7%
Chief Inspector and above 15 65.9% 8 34.1%

Proportion of workforce from BME groups, by worker type in Bedfordshire Police

Category BME BME proportion White White proportion Not stated
Force area population 138,414 22.5% 476,647 77.5% -
Police officers 115 10.3% 1,002 89.7% 14
PCSOs 4 7.4% 50 92.6% 2
Staff 51 6.0% 800 94.0% 69
Special constables 21 11.9% 155 88.1% 1

Proportion of workforce by gender, by worker type in Bedfordshire Police

Category Male Male proportion Female Female proportion
Force area population 331,042 49.8% 333,558 50.2%
Police officers 758 67.0% 372 33.0%
PCSOs 34 60.7% 22 39.3%
Staff 335 36.5% 584 63.5%
Special constables 138 78.0% 39 22.0%

The British Transport Police are responsible for policing railways in the Bedfordshire Police area. View police workforce diversity data for British Transport Police.

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