Steroid Use (5303_14)

Request

I would like to know how many former (former now but used to be a serving officer at the force) and currently serving police officers from West Midlands Police have been or are currently being investigated on suspicion of using steroids over the last six years. i.e. in 2009, 2010 ,2011 ,2012 ,2013 ,2014?

I would also like to know how many former and currently serving officers have faced any disciplinary action within the force or in a criminal court for steroid use within the above stated period?

Response

1 in 2007
1 in 2010
1 in 2012

No further action was taken against these officers, 1 officer remains with the force. No officers faced criminal or disciplinary action.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime.

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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