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Police: Badge Numbers

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department issues guidance to police authorities on the display of badge numbers by police officers at public protests. (283347)

[holding answer 1 July 2009]: All police officers are subject to the standards of professional behaviour that are set out in the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008. These regulations set out the standards of behaviour expected of police officers and include the requirement that officers abide by police regulations, force policies and lawful orders.

Any breach of the standards may lead to disciplinary action being taken against an officer, which in the most serious cases can result in dismissal from the service.