The Scottish Government and Police Scotland have published statistical information about the number of police officers in Scotland.
The figures are published by the Scottish Government and Police Scotland quarterly on their websites.
Police Scotland's statistical data relates to the number of police officers working in the 14 divisions across the country. You can access this information from the following link:
To access the Scottish Government statistics on the overall number of police officers serving in Police Scotland, visit the following link:
Both sets of data refer to the actual number of police officers on 31 December 2013.