Officers Criminal Convictions (409_14)

Request

1) How many police officers within your service area have received criminal convictions since they were recruited?  Please provide a list of all the offences of which current serving officers have been convicted. Please also indicate how many of these officers are currently facing disciplinary proceedings.

2) Do recruits who transfer to your police service from another force undergo the same vetting procedure as a new recruit? If not, what is different about the vetting procedure?

3) How many police officers within your police service that are responsible for carrying firearms or Tasers have a criminal conviction relating to physical violence?

Response

Please find attached (409_attachment_01.pdf). Data are correct as at 12 December 2014.

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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