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officers charged with a criminal offence (1283A/21)


Can you please provide the number of officers charged with a criminal offence allegedly committed while they were a serving member of a police force over the last ten years, from January 1 2011, to April 1 2021.

The data should be broken down by month, and should include the offence said to have been committed, the officer’s rank, the force for which they worked, and whether the officer was convicted.

If possible, could the name of the convicted officer be included, as well as the date and court at which they were sentenced.


Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to provide this information within the appropriate (cost) limit within the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (see ‘Reason for Decision’ below).

I am unable to suggest any practical way in which your request may be modified in order to satisfy your query or bring it within the 18 hours stipulated by the Regulations. I am however willing to consider any refinements that you are able to make to your request, in accordance with Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act.  If you would like to look into refining your request please contact me.

I can advise that our Professional Standards Department are currently reviewing the way that information is electronically stored, as it is not held in a retrievable format in its current state, and to collate this information into a more easily retrievable format. This should allow future requests concerning officer convictions to be achievable within the appropriate (cost) limit of the FOI Act. You may therefore wish to resubmit your request at a future date should you still require the information. However, please note this work is ongoing and there is no completion date as yet for this large piece of work.


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