Sexual Misconduct (1628A/23)
1a. How many complaints regarding sexual misconduct has the force received from staff between 1 October 2022 to 1 October 2023?
1b. Can these complaints be broken down by type of sexual misconduct i.e. sexual assault, rape, sexual coercion etc?
2a. How many complaints regarding sexual misconduct has the force received from the public regarding police officers between 1 October 2022 to 1 October 2023?
2b. Can these complaints be broken down by type of sexual misconduct i.e. sexual assault, rape, sexual coercion etc?
3c. How many police officers have been dismissed from the force for sexual misconduct during this period?
Please find attached (1628A_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.
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