Police Strength and Operational Capacity

The Human Resources Command is responsible for providing monthly strength figures which depict both allocated police positions and actual police numbers. Information on this site includes police numbers at Local Area Commands and the Regions in which they are located. All data is drawn from the corporate SAP mainframe and is correct as at the last day of each month.

Police numbers change from month to month as the result of the recruitment of new police officers as well as resignations and retirements. The number of police on duty at a Local Area Command fluctuates daily due to court appearances, training commitments, special operations, leave and sick leave.

NSW Police Force Operational Capacity

Operational Capacity shows the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers available for policing duties in commands across NSW Police Force. Officers unavailable for policing duties due to long-term sick leave; extended leave; maternity leave; leave without pay; suspension; or secondments to external agencies are excluded from operational capacity calculations. Data is drawn from the corporate SAP system and reflects operational capacity as at the specified date.