The chart shows Band 3-5 prison officer staff (full time equivalent) for public sector prisons at
the end of each financial year. The detail view shows the financial year average for all staff.
At 30 September 2017 there were 19,210 FTE officers in post, representing increases of 1,207 (6.7%)
compared to 30 September 2016 and 455 (2.4%) since 30 June 2017. This is the highest number of officers in
post since 30 September 2013. Over the last year, 3,699 band 3 officers were appointed which represents an
increase of 149.4% compared to the 12 months to 30 September 2016.
Staff in post detail