Officers Disciplined (118_14)

Request

For 2009/10; 2010/11; 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14, how many officers in your force have been disciplined for failure to obey a lawful order? Please give a breakdown including:

 

* A summary of the incident

* The month and year of the incident

* The result of the disciplinary e.g. words of advice, written warning dismissal etc

* The rank of the officer(s) involved

 

For the purposes of this request please consider failure to obey a lawful order to mean disobeying a direct order.

Response

I have searched our system for all cases under the standards of professional behaviour that fall into category ‘5 – Orders and Instructions’ and from there have supplied details of those cases that relate to  ‘fail to obey an order/instruction’.

 

The data of any officers who have been disciplined as a result is below. There were no officers disciplined for such allegations in 2013/14.

 

For 2009/10; 2010/11; 2011/12; 2012/13 and 2013/14, how many officers in your force

have been disciplined for failure to obey a lawful order?

 

2009/10 = 1

2010/11 = 2

2011/12 = 2

2012/13 = 1

2013/14 = 0

 

A summary of the incident

Refusal to be posted to a specific department = 1

Failed to comply with reasonable instructions = 3

Refused to convey person to police station = 1

Accessed police system after being instructed not to = 1

 

The month and year of the incident

 

Sept 2009

July 2010

Feb 2011

May 2011

Aug 2011

Jun 2012

 

The result of the disciplinary e.g. words of advice, written warning dismissal etc

 

Written Warning (including final) = 4

Management Action = 2

 

The rank of the officer(s) involved

 

Constable = 5

Sergeant = 1

 

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 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

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