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 resign||Dismissed||Required to resign or dismissed for criminal conduct*†|
|* 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.|