You might not believe it but Kent police reportedly have 209 officers "too sick" to work full time but still being paid - an estimated £6 million - .
It's not the worst police force, the Metropolitan coming top with 1,774 officers but our own county is still up towards the top of the sick list league table.
I suppose the question I should be asking is "What proportion of the total strength of Kent police does the 209 represent"? It does seem like rather alot and might explain why we don't see as much of them as we would like.
Revealed: The national £243m wage bill for sick police officers