I talked with FPD and HRD and here is the information you requested.
There are 434 positions with the FPD for sworn law enforcement officers, ranging from the rank of Police Officer up to Chief of Police. As of May 29th, 2021 there were 56 vacancies (53 Police Officers and 3 Sergeants).
I understand the discrepancy for the numbers provided with #21-147 and #21-697. The reason HRD provided 348 Police Officers and 53 vacancies is because they ran the report for the rank of "Police Officer" and did not include the ranks of Sergeant and above. They interpreted your request "Number of sworn police officers" as referring to only that rank.
I apologize for any misunderstanding and thank you for bringing this to our attention.
June 14, 2021, 3:28pm
Gavin MacRoberts, Public Information Specialist (Staff)