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Police: Retirement

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether police forces conduct exit interviews for police officers leaving the force (a) at retirement and (b) before retirement. (122014)

In November 2005, the Home Office issued guidance to police forces in England and Wales on National Exit Interview procedures. The guidance advises police forces to conduct exit interviews with police officers and police staff who have given notice of voluntary resignation or transfer to another force. Forces may also use the same procedure for officers retiring from the service. Police forces are asked to provide data to the Home Office as part of the Annual Data Requirement. The first set of national data will be available for analysis later this year.