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South East

The South East has 5 police forces that employ approximately 32,600 officers, staff and specials, approximately 13% of the police service. The five forces are: Hampshire; Kent; Surrey; Sussex; and Thames Valley.

Within these forces, there is over 600 full-time equivalent forensic science staff. Commercial providers in the region include: LGC Forensics Ltd.; Orchid Cellmark Ltd.; and M-Scan Ltd.

There are 19 Drug Actions Teams, 5 Probation establishments and 15 Youth Offending Teams in the region.

There are 80 Courts, of which 52 Magistrates’ Courts, 5 Crown and 13 County Courts in the region. They employ 2,570 full-time equivalent staff.

The South East has 28 prisons operated by Her Majesty’s Prison Service which employ approximately 7,600 full-time equivalent staff.

The South East has 9 fire and rescue services.

The South East has 5 Area Offices that employ 890 full-time equivalent staff. The five offices are: Hampshire; Kent; Surrey; Sussex; and Thames Valley.

Source: Skills for Justice LMI March 2010