Information under the Freedom of Information Act about compensation paid to police staff and police officers over the past three financial years.
I would be grateful if you would provide the following information:
- The number of claims which were paid to police staff and the number paid to police officers in each of the last three financial years.
- Breakdowns of the amounts paid to each staff claimant and each officer claimant.
- A brief summary of the reason for each claim.
- The total amount of compensation paid by your force in each of the last three financial years.
Please find attached our response.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data. The above detail relates purely to amounts paid for claims within the financial years stated. The claim itself may not have been made within those financial years. It is important to note that the number of payments in the detail will exceed the number of claims as it is possible for individuals to be paid for the same claim over multiple years.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.