Officer/Staff – Court Appearances (748A/23)
1. As of the 30th of April, 2023, please answer the following:
(a) How many officers and staff within your force have pending criminal court appearances?**
(b) How many of those officers and staff that have pending criminal court appearances have NOT been charged with any sexual offence e.g. Seven officers have pending court appearances, and 6 of them are not for sexual offending?
2. Please also disclose the following:
For each of the officers and staff who have a pending court appearance
(a) Please confirm if your press office put a press release before the officer’s or staff members’ first appearance at the magistrate’s court. e.g. nine officers have court appearances, seven press releases were sent to the media*
3. Please also disclose the following:
Between 1st January 2022 up to and including the 31st December 2022
(a) How many officers and staff from your force in total have had criminal court appearances e.g. ten officers and staff had a criminal court appearance**
* A press release for the purposes of this request can also be taken to mean also information placed on the force website.
** A criminal court appearance should be taken to mean the person was a defendant.
Please find attached (748A_23_attachment.pdf).
We want our officers to uphold the highest of standards so the public has the utmost confidence in them.
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.