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Officers Disciplined 2016

Question

From the time the current PCC was elected to serve the public can you please respond to the following:

1. How many police officers in total have been dismissed?

2. How many were uniformed officers?

3. How many were accredited detectives serving as CID officers?

4. How many Uniformed officers have been investigated?

5. How many CID officers have been investigated?

6. How many officers dismissed with over 10 years service and how many less than 5 years service.

7. How many officers from the professional standards department in the past 4 years have been investigated?

8. How many have been served regulation 15 notices?

9. How many have been investigated?

10. What is the current pay for a constable with 10 years service? What is the starting pay for a new officer?

11. How many detectives have had case files reopened following allegations of corruption and how many officers other than detective? 

Clarification received:

Question 1 – Information for officers dismissed for misconduct offences and the nature of the offence.

Question 2 – Information for all police officers having a detective prefix e.g. PC/DC/DS.

Question 4 – By investigated with a constable etc.

Question 5 – By investigated with a detective etc.

Question 6 – Information for officers dismissed for misconduct offences.

Question 7 + 8 – Information for officers of any rank or police staff.

Answer

1+2. A total of 22 Police Officers were dismissed for Misconduct by Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Please find the breakdown in the table below:

Misconduct Type

Officers Dismissed

Confidentiality  

1

Discreditable   Conduct

9

Honesty   and Integrity

2

Discreditable   Conduct + Honesty and Integrity

4

Discreditable   Conduct + Honesty and Integrity + Duties and Responsibilities

1

Discreditable   Conduct + Authority, Respect and Courtesy

3

Discreditable   Conduct + Authority, Respect and Courtesy + Duties and Responsibilities

2

3. There were no accredited detectives included in the answer to question 1.

All allegations against police officers which are not subject to a Local Resolution process are subject to an investigation the nature of which will be related to the individual allegation.

4. During the period, 22nd November 2012 to 4th May 2016, 1,120 individual “uniformed” police officers, i.e. not having the prefix “Detective” in their rank title, had allegations made against them that were not subject to the Local Resolution process and that were investigated proportionately. The Special Constabulary also had 73 officers subject to the same investigations.

5. During the period, 22nd November 2012 to 4th May 2016, 182 individual “CID” police officers, i.e. having the prefix “Detective” in their rank title, had allegations made against them that were not subject to the Local Resolution process and that were investigated proportionately.

6. Of the 22 officers dismissed, 13 officers had over 10 years of service. Three officers had under five years of service.

7. During the period, 22nd November 2012 to 4th May 2016, 18 members of staff, both police officers and police staff, had allegations made against them relating to activity whilst they were employed within the Professional Standards Department. Any that were not subject to a Local Resolution process were all investigated proportionately.

8. During the period, 22nd November 2012 to 4th May 2016, one person was served a Regulation 15 notice relating to activity whilst they were employed within the Professional Standards Department.

9. All allegations against personnel employed within the Professional Standards Department which were not subject to a Local Resolution process were subject to a proportionate investigation.

10. A police constable starts on £22,668. The top of the scale is £37,626.

11.  For the period, 22nd November 2012 to 4th May 2016, we hold no records of detectives having case files reopened following allegations of corruption as defined by the IPCC Guidance on the recording of complaints.

Please note the term “allegations” is as defined within the IPCC Guidance.

 

FOI Ref: 657/16

Date of Request: 27.04.16