Officers With Criminal Convictions - 485/11
Dated: 07 Jul 2011
Date of request: 01/07/2011
Date of response: 07/07/2011
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
Thank you for your email dated 1 July 2011 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
- How many currently serving police officers in your force have a criminal conviction?
- Please break down the numbers by rank (including specials and PCSOs) and the offences for which they were convicted.
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Professional Standards Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full as follows.
The following information has been based upon information held in spreadsheets maintained by Professional Standards Department. The information held relates to arrests of officers and staff which are attached to conduct and misconduct cases based on the case recorded date from 2005 – June 2011. The information below relates to police officers, special constables and PCSO’s only. Only officers/specials/PCSO’s who were currently serving at the time of this request have been included in this response.
Please note that cautions and penalty notices have not been included in this response.
A conviction has been classed as an instance in which the officer has attended court.
10 officers in total - there may have been more than 1 officer per offence
Fail to stop/report accident
Fail to comply red light/green arrow traffic signals
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