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Police: Dismissal

Question for Home Office

UIN 52400, tabled on 8 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been (a) sacked and (b) jailed in the last five years.

Answered on

28 November 2016

The Home Office publishes data on the number of officers who leave the police service each year, by route of exit. The number of officers leaving due to dismissal in each of the last five financial years can be found in table 4.1 of the latest police workforce statistical bulletin:

The ‘dismissal’ category includes individuals who have been required to resign, made compulsorily redundant, or have had their contract terminated.

The Home Office does not hold data centrally on the total number of police officers who have been jailed in the last five years.

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