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Officer Sexual Misconduct (587A/23)


  1. How many officers have faced investigations for sexual misconduct, of any form over the past two years?
  2. Of those officers, how many were dismissed without notice, how many had their cases dismissed, how many had finding of misconduct recorded but no further action taken, and how many were given a written, or final warning?
  3. Of those officers who have faced investigations, how many were against female officers, and how many were against male officers?
  4. Of those officers who have faced investigations, how many had their names anonymised, during proceedings?
  5. Of those officers who have faced investigations, how many had the details of their cases kept private and not held in public?
  6. Of those officers who are currently facing investigations, how many are currently working as normal, how many have been placed on restricted duties, how many have been suspended and how many have left the force?


Please find attached (587A_23_attachment.pdf).

We want our officers to uphold the highest of standards so the public has the utmost confidence in them.

Sexual misconduct is simply unacceptable but when it is done by a police officer – who holds a position of power and someone the public should trust – it must be rooted out and eliminated.

We must do everything we can to maintain public confidence and trust in policing.

This will provide reassurance to the public that we mean it when we say we’ll do all we can to preserve and rebuild trust.

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.

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