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Police (Dismissals)

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were dismissed for misconduct during 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively; and if he will make a statement.

The number of police officers in England and Wales required to resign or dismissed for offences under the police discipline code, and not reinstated on appeal, are as follows:

Required to resignDismissedRequired to resign or dismissed for criminal conduct*
1980411473
1981303263
1982621958
1983493161
1984382057
* The records provided by forces (other than the Metropolitan police) do not differentiate between the punishments for this offence.
†These figures may include some officers required to resign or dismissed for other disciplinary offences as well as criminal conduct.