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Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national official sources.

Definition: Police staff or law enforcement personnel: personnel in public agencies whose principal functions are prevention, detection and investigation of crime and the apprehension of alleged offenders. Data focus on the civil police rather than on the national guard or local militia. Data concerning support staff (secretaries, clerks etc.) are not included.

General note: Reference period: any fixed date of the year.

Country: Bulgaria

Break in methodlogy (2000 - 2007): Data correspond to percentage of total police staff.

Country: Canada

Data based on National Occupational Classification 2006.

Country: Canada

Data exclude the 3 northern territories.

Country: Cyprus

Reference period (2008): Data refer to 2009.

Country: Cyprus

Territorial change (2006 onward): Government controlled area only.

Country: Czechia

Data refer to employees in service relationship.

Country: Estonia

Break in methodlogy (2010): Amalgamation of police and border organizations.

Country: France

Change in definition (1995 - 2005): Data exclude police superintendents and majors, and peace corps.

Country: France

Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1996.

Country: France

2015: Data include police staff with fixed-term contracts.

Country: Georgia

Territorial change (2005 onward): Data do not cover Abkhazia AR and Tskhinvali Region.

Country: Germany

Change in definition (2000 - 2012): Support staff, whose terms and conditions of employment is laid down by public law, is included.

Country: Greece

Change in definition (2007 onward): Data include all ranks of police officers, excluding civilian staff, customs officers, tax police, military police, secret service police, part-time officers, special duty police reserves, cadets, court police.

Country: Lithuania

Reference period (2001 - 2012): Reference period: selected day of the year ? at the end of the year (December 31).

Country: Republic of Moldova

Data exclude the territory of the Transnistria and municipality of Bender

Country: Sweden

Change in nomenclature from ISCO-88 to ISCO-08 between 2013 and 2014.

Country: Switzerland

Break in methodlogy (2010): As of 2010, data are estimated from structural surveys realised annually within the framework of the new population census.

Country: Turkiye

From 2018-2019: Data includes police and gendarmerie.

Country: United Kingdom

Additional information (2003 - onwards): Data covers the 43 police forces of England and Wales.

Country: United Kingdom

Reference period (2003 - onwards): Officers in post on 31 March of each year.

Country: United Kingdom

Significance (2003 - onwards): Officers in post (head count). Excludes police civilian staff, police community support officers, designated officers, traffic wardens and special constables.