Officer Arrests (1592_15)

Request

Further to my request dated 19 February 2015 for police officers in your force arrested, charged and convicted for a small selection of serious offences, I should like to request the following additional information:

1) The number of police officers arrested from 01 January 2005 to 31 March 2015, broken down by offence category and calendar year.

2) The number of police officers proven guilty at court of an offence from 01 January 2005 to 31 March 2015 based on year of court hearing, broken down by charge category and calendar year.

3) The number of police officers proven guilty at court of a traffic offence from 01 January 2005 to 31 March 2015 based on year of court hearing, broken down by traffic offence type and calendar year.

4) The number of police officers proven guilty at court of an offence from 01 January 2005 to 31 March 2015, broken down by result of internal investigation against officer and calendar year.

5) The number of police officers proven guilty at court of an offence from 01 January 2005 to 31 March 2015, broken down by action taken and calendar year.

Response

Please find attached our response which contains data obtained from our Professional Standards Department.

Every effort is made to ensure that the information presented is accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that this information has 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 information 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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