Iraqi Police - Number of Serving Iraqi Police Officers

Number of Serving Iraqi Police Officers

The actual number of police is notoriously hard to gauge, since local police chiefs may pad their numbers to get more funding for their stations, and people may drift in and out of service. The total payroll for the Ministry of Interior exceeds 300,000, but many of these are not on duty at any given time.

As of mid-2007, the National Police Forces' employed approximately 25,000 national police. This number is slightly misleading, however, because at least one-third and as many as one-half of the NPs are on leave at any one time.

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