Northants Police Good at Turning Up for Work

OFFICERS and staff at Northamptonshire Police have posted some of the best attendance figures in the country.

The latest annual statistics show that the Force had the fifth highest attendance figures for officers and sixth highest for staff members across the whole of the UK.

And Northamptonshire Police finished top of the pile among its Most Similar Forces (MSF) – for both staff and officers.

The figures, which measure the 12-month period from December 2007 to December 2008, show that just 2.9 per cent of officers’ hours and 3.8 per cent of staff members’ hours were lost due to sickness.

The national average for officers was 3.8 per cent and that for staff members was 4.5 per cent.

Assistant Chief Constable Derek Talbot said: “We are proud that the Force has posted attendance figures that are amongst the best in the United Kingdom.

“This means that local communities are getting the maximum value for their tax contributions to policing.

“And the amount of time spent patrolling by our safer community teams is the best it has been for a long time.”

The news comes after it was revealed that Northamptonshire Police only lost six days as a result of officers being assaulted during 2007-8(Financial Year).

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