Officers Vetting (23111/18)

Request

The following questions refer to the APP on Vetting.

1.Have all officers and staff who joined prior to the adoption of the national vetting policy in 2006 now been retrospectively vetted?

a.If the answer is no, please state the number who have not been retrospectively vetted.

2.How many officers and staff have currently not been re-vetted at a clearance level of RV after ten years service?

Response

Please find enclosed 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 tken 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.

Response to questions

1.Have all officers and staff who joined prior to the adoption of the national vetting policy in 2006 now been retrospectively vetted?

 No, not all staff have been retrospectively vetted.  However, ALL officers and staff were fully vetted prior to the commencement of their employment.

a.If the answer is no, please state the number who have not been retrospectively vetted.

 The number of officers/staff who joined the force prior to 2006 who have not been re-vetted is 3,283. However, as above, all officers/staff were vetted prior to joining the force.

 2.How many officers and staff have currently not been re-vetted  at a clearance level of RV  after ten years service?

 6,178 officers and staff

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.

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