I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from your force:
1. How many police officers have been dismissed in the last 3 years and for what offence? As well as the total number of police dismissed, please indicate the number of officers dismissed for each offence.
2. How many police officers have been disciplined in the last 3 years, and for what offence? As well as the total number of police disciplined, please indicate the number of officers disciplined for each offence.
Could I please have the data for the last three calendar years, from 1 January 2016 to 28 March 2018 (or the most recent data available)?
Could you please sort the data by year?
Please find attached our response.
Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.
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.