Staff Suspensions (313_14)

Request

The number of staff suspended from work from April 2011 onwards, identifying the number of police officers and the number of civilian staff;

The length of time those staff were or have been individually suspended for and how much each received or has so far received in terms of salary/wage during their suspension. Again, although the individual identity of the staff is not requested, whether the staff were/are police officers or civilian staff should be identified;

The reason for each suspension. For example, this might be alleged corruption, bullying, sexual harassment, fraud, theft, unauthorised absence, racial discrimination, misuse of computers or other equipment (e.g. phones) and so on;

The outcome of each suspension, i.e. returned to work, dismissed, resigned or remain suspended.

Response

Please find attached (313_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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