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Gross Misconduct (17253/18)


FOI 1: I would like to know how many of your police officers have being found to have ‘committed gross misconduct’ by an Officer Misconduct Hearing due to, or involving, a sexual misconduct, in the last 3 years, from the date of reply.

FOI 2: I would also like to know how many of the above instances resulted in the following possible outcomes:

Dismissal without notice
Final written warning
Extension added to a final written warning
Written warning
Management advice
No further action

For instance, if 10 officers were found to have committed gross misconduct, how many were dismissed, how many had a final warning, etc.


Please find attached our response.

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.