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East Midlands

The East Midlands has 5 police forces that employ approximately 17,800 officers, staff and specials, approximately 7% of the police service. The five forces are: Derbyshire; Leicestershire; Lincolnshire; Northamptonshire; and Nottinghamshire. Derbyshire Constabulary had 2-4% increase in the number of officers from 2007 to 2008.

Within these forces, there is approximately 360 full-time equivalent forensic staff. There are no commercial forensic science providers in the East Midlands.

In the East Midlands, there are 9 Drug Actions Teams, 5 Probation establishments and 8 Youth Offending Teams.

The region has 50 Courts, of which 33 are Magistrates’ Courts, 3 Crown and 14 County Courts. They employ 2,780 full-time equivalent staff.

The East Midlands has 15 prisons operated by HM Prison Service, which employ approximately 4,730 full-time equivalent staff. In addition, there is one private prison.

The East Midlands has 5 fire and rescue services.

The East Midlands has 5 CPS Area Offices, which employ 590 full-time equivalent staff. The five area offices are: Derbyshire; Leicestershire; Lincolnshire; Northamptonshire; and Nottinghamshire.

Source: Skills for Justice LMI March 2010