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Complaints, Discipline and Misconducts

2019 Disclosures

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 - How many police workers have been convicted of offences, and/or have faced disciplinary action, since 2015

 - How many workers have been convicted for each offence

 - If drug-related offences, I would like to know specifically what drugs were involved

 - If disciplinary action, I would like to know the outcome, and the offence for which police workers were accused

 

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How many police officers or special constables or PCSO's have been jailed for offences committed whilst they were serving officers in the last 3 years.

 

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Currently how many officers hold second or multiple jobs, or business interests. Can you send table by rank and occupation.

 

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Please can you tell me how many warranted Police Authorised Firearms Officers you have presently serving, who have criminal records & what those offences are for?

 

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Conducting a search of all complaints, classed under Type G (irregularity in evidence / perjury), made between 1 January 2011 and 1 January 2019;

  1. How many were made?
  2. How many resulted in Management Action?
  3. How many were sent for a Charging Decision?
  4. How many resulted in Criminal Charges?

 

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The number of racism allegations made against officers in your force from January 1, 2014 to February 14, 2019. Can I get these figures broken down per month per calendar year.

How many of the complaints were lodged by colleagues and how many by members of the public?

How many of those officers were investigated for racist behaviour? And what are the ranks of each officer?

What was the outcome of the investigations - were any sacked for misconduct, or formally disciplined? How many of the allegations were unfounded?

 

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1) The number of officers currently employed by your force who have declared criminal convictions

2) Details of the criminal conviction in each case, with brief explanatory note where necessary

3) The rank of the officer in each case

4) The date of the conviction in each case

AND (if different i.e. criminal convictions not declared but since discovered by your force/ obtained during employment)

5) The total number of officers currently employed by your force who have criminal convictions (if different to the answer from question 1)

6) Details of the criminal conviction in each case, with brief explanatory note where necessary (if different to the answer from question 2)

7) The rank of the officer in each case (if different to the answer from question 3)

8) The date of the conviction in each case (if different to the answer from question

 

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  1. How many (a) police officers and (b) police staff were disciplined in the last two calendar years (2017 and 2018) for improper/illegal or inappropriate use of the PNC/Force intelligence data systems?
  1. How many related to (i) vehicle data, (ii) personal data or (iii) other data breaches?

Please provide for each incident a brief description, which should include

(i) the month of the incident

(ii) the nature of the offence or breach of force policy

(iii) if the person was an officer or a member or civilian staff

(iv) how the matter was resolved, i.e. written warning, sacked etc.

Note: Please could you provide the data in the same way that past data has been provided in the attached image.

 

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  1. How many officers received any kind of disciplined sanction in the 2017/18 year as a result of a complaint of (i) racism, or (ii) sexism and what was the result of that disciplinary action?
  2. In relation to the incidents in Q.1 please state any words or phrases that were used which were deemed to have been (i) racist or (ii) sexist.

 

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  1. The number of complaints made to your Professional Standards Unit, but not formally recorded or proceeded with under the formal complaints procedures, due to the application of Section 12, PRA during the period March 2016 - March 2019.
  2. The number of complaints if any, which although could have been excluded under Section 12, were nevertheless were treated as formal complaints and dealt with under the formal complaints procedures, during the period March 2016 - March 2019.

 

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Sexual Harassment, racism and bullying
1. The number of allegations of workplace bullying made by present or former staff between 2008 and 2018

The number of allegations of sexual harassment made by present or former staff between 2008 and 2018

The number of allegations of racism made by present or former staff between 2008 and 2018

The number of allegations of religious discrimination made by present or former staff between 2008 and 2018

Disciplinary Action
1. Within this same 10 year period, how many complaints of sexual harassment resulted in some form of disciplinary action?

2. Within this same 10 year period, how many complaints of workplace bullying resulted in some form of disciplinary action?

Within this same 10 year period, how many complaints of racism resulted in some form of disciplinary action?

Within this same 10 year period, how many complaints regarding religious discrimination resulted in some form of disciplinary action?

For any of the above, where disciplinary action was taken may you please detail what action was taken and when i.e there were 35 allegations of racism made in 2017, 5 of these complaints were upheld resulting in the accused being suspended without pay

 

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I would be grateful if you will kindly provide copy of the legislation that empowers your Constabulary to extend to those of its officers it suspects of carrying out a criminal offence the option of early retirement over criminal investigation.

 

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  1. The number of officers on your force that have been suspended from duty but who are still receiving full pay. This data should be provided for each of the last five calendar years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).
  2. The number of officers on your force that have been suspended from duty but who are still receiving partial pay. This data should be provided for each of the last five calendar years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).
  3. The number of officers on your force that have been suspended from duty and who are receiving no pay. This data should be provided for each of the last five calendar years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).
  4. Of the officers who have been suspended from duty and are receiving full or partial pay, the total monetary value they have received. This data should be provided for each of the last five calendar years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).
  5. Of the officers who have been suspended from duty and are receiving full or partial pay, the number of officers broken down by reason for their suspension. This should be categorised in whatever way your force groups such disciplinary matters (for example, disorderly conduct, sexual harassment). This data should be provided for each of the last five calendar years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).

 

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  1. How many officers and civilian staff in your force are connected to or participate in hunting/foxhunting/are members of hunts
  2. Is hunting/foxhunting a declarable interest or association
  3. If any officers and civilian staff in your force are connected to or participate in hunting/foxhunting/are members of hunts, how many are attached to or work on rural crime teams

 

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I understand that police officers are required to notify the Constabulary if they have second jobs or income.

1) Could provide me with the number of officers with second jobs or income for 2016, 2017 and 2018

2) Could you list the types of jobs (eg fireman, bartender, fitness instructor etc) or source of income (eg taser training, security advice etc) currently declared to the force and the rank/job title of the officer making that declaration.

 

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1. The number of police officers arrested between 2015 and 2019, with figures broken down for each year.
2. The number of police staff arrested between 2015 and 2019, with figures broken down for each year.
For each arrest, please provide:
3. a. The rank/role of the arrested person b. Years in service c. Date of arrest d. Details of the offence the individual was arrested on suspicion of e. The outcome of the criminal investigation, including the outcome of any prosecution where applicable f. The outcome of any other investigation into the matter - please specify who conducted the investigation (i.e. internal within the force, the IPCC, etc) and the end result of that investigation
Please structure the response for question 3 a-f within an Excel spreadsheet with the columns 'Date of Arrest - Officer or Staff - Rank/Role - Years in Service - Offence - Criminal outcome - Other outcome'.

 

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Broken down by financial year since 2015/16

• The number of instances of corruption by a member of police staff reported to your force
• The number of arrests of police staff for corruption offences
• The number of charges brought against police staff for corruption offences

Please provide a breakdown of the type of offence if you are able to do so without breaching the cost limit.

I mean all employees of Dorset Police. But if it is possible to break it down between officers and other staff, that would be preferable.

 

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Please could you advise how many officers were either suspended from the force or on restricted duties on 28th May, 2019?

If possible within the statutory time limit for responding to a request could you please detail the salary of each officer either on restricted duties or suspended?

Could you also please state the reason, if possible within the time limit, for their suspension or placement on restricted duties.

Can I ask that for 'restricted duties' the response only includes officers in this position because of professional standards and not any injuries etc.

 

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- Gender breakdown of police officers and police staff investigated for sexual offences allegedly committed against other police officers and staff for the calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018. (i.e. How many officers and staff investigated were men and how many were women?)
- Gender breakdown of police officers and police staff investigated for sexual offences allegedly committed against members of the public for the calendar years 2016, 2017, and 2018. (i.e. How many officers and staff investigated were men and how many were women?)
- Gender breakdown of staff dismissed from the force for sexual offences. (i.e. How many officers and staff dismissed were men and how many were women?)

 

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As of 18.06.2019 how many police officers are on restricted duties as a result of on going criminal and/or disciplinary proceedings and/or investigation As of 18.06.2019 How many police officers are on facing criminal charges but continue to be a operational officer.
As of 18.06.2019 How many police officers are suspended from duty within your force as a result of on going criminal and/or disciplinary proceedings and/or investigation

 

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I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information for the financial year 2007/08 to current date:

• Total reports of domestic abuse-related incidents and crimes perpetrated by police officers, PCSOs or staff, over three years up to April 2018
• The role of the suspect / perpetrator (e.g. officer, PCSO, staff) linked to the above incidents and crimes
• The gender of suspects / perpetrators linked to the above incidents and crimes
• The gender of victims linked to the above incidents and crimes
• The nature of the relationship between suspects / perpetrators and victim linked to the above incidents and crimes
• The Crime Outcome Types / Codes linked to the above incidents / crimes
• Any police misconduct process outcomes linked to the above incidents / crimes.

 

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Please identify any information you hold which covers the subject of redirecting complaints to a second force given that the first force (the competent force, holding jurisdiction) fails/refuses to deal with complaints or to record crime.

 

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  1. Please state the number of cases of alleged police corruption that your force has investigated internally or referred to the IOPC over the last five calendar years, including 2019 to date.
  2. For each case, please provide the number of police officers involved and list the rank of each officer.
  3. Please provide the outcome of each investigation, including the effect on the officer's employment and what disciplinary or prosecutorial action took place. NB: Ongoing cases can be marked as "unresolved" or "ongoing".
  4. Please provide details of the alleged misconduct or criminal behaviour involving corruption.
  5. Please provide estimates of the amount spent on internal investigations. 

 

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1. how many officers have had complaints made against them for racial discrimination. (From 2015 to present date).

2. How many officers have had complaints about any form of discrimination. (From 2015 to present date)

2.a. How many complaints of racial discrimination have your officer been found guilty or not guilty. (From 2015 to present date)

How many officers have been drug tested in 2015 to the present date.

4. Have any officer failed a drug test and if they have are they still working within your force. (From 2015 to present date)

5.how many officer have commited a crime and what crime have they commited since 2015 to the present date. And are they still employed by dorset police.

 

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In relation to both complaints and conduct matters involving members of Dorset Police, please provide the number of voluntary referrals made by Dorset Police to the IOPC (and formerly the IPCC) in the following calendar years:-

a. 2019 (to date)
b. 2018
c. 2017
d. 2016

 

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Number of employees within your organisation disciplined for computer misuse, broken down over the last 2 financial years.
FY 18-19 and FY17-18.
As well as the stats could you please provide detail on the nature of the incident, the device and the outcome? 

 

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How many officers were suspended on full pay/'gardening leave' in this
calendar year?
For each officer, provide their rank, the nature of their misconduct,
the total hours they have been suspended or on leave and the amount they have been paid while on leave.
Please provide the above information for 2018, 2017 and 2016.

 

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Please supply me with officer and staff conviction data broken down as follows:
The number of staff and officer convictions, for the years of 2008 and 2018 (Jan 1 - Dec 31 of both years) listed by the year of conviction, the offence and the outcome.

If your records do not go back as far as 2008 then I will accept the earliest year you have records for after 2008 and 2018 (the years between are not being requested).

 

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  1. Please advise what steps have been taken within your force to ensure that a Code of Ethics exists which makes provision for conflicts of interest in matters where allegations of illegal hunting or cub hunting have been made.
  2. Please advise if officers seeking to work on rural crime teams should be requested to voluntarily declare any membership of or association with hunts, regardless of hunting within the parameters of the Hunting Act 2004 being legal; such declarations being seen as goodwill and in the spirit of keeping your force from disrepute in the public mind.

 

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1) How many serving police officers have a criminal record?
2) How many serving Police Community Support Officers have a criminal record?
Can you list the crimes they were found guilty of for 1) and 2) please.

3) How many serving Special Constables have a criminal record?

 

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The number of police officers who have been employed by Dorset Police and had a criminal conviction/s when they joined the service, from 2004 to present day.
The number of police officers who have been convicted of a criminal offence/s whilst employed by Dorset Police as a police officer and remained employed as a police officer following misconduct proceedings, from 2004 to present day.

 

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Following its investigation of police contact preceding the death of Katrina O’Hara in January 2016, the IPCC found that there was a case to answer for gross misconduct for an Acting Police Sergeant, a DC and 2 PCs. Please provide a copy of the outcomes of the misconduct hearings in respect of each officer.

 

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For each calendar year since and including 2014, and for 2019 so far, please provide the following data on police misconduct hearings (of officers, not staff or special constables) at your force:

  1. The total number of police misconduct hearings
  2. The number of public misconduct hearings held in public
  3. The number of public misconduct hearings not held in public
  4. The number of police officers that were found to have committed one or more counts of misconduct or gross misconduct at a hearing (i.e. found to be guilty of one count of misconduct or more)
  5. The number of police officers found to have committed neither misconduct nor gross misconduct at a hearing (i.e. found to be innocent)
    Nb please provide these figures for each calendar year since and including 2014 and for 2019 so far.

 

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Please tell me how many police officers were disciplined in the last two calendar years (from 1.1.18 to the date of this e-mail) for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving on duty. 

Please provide for each incident a brief description, which should include: 

(i) the month of the incident 

(ii) how the matter was resolved, i.e., written warning, sacked.

 

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2020 Disclosures

I am writing to respectfully request the following information in relation to your force.

Data Protection Officer Name

Data Protection Officer Telephone Number

Data Protection Officer Fax Number

Data Protection Officer Email

Data Protection Officer DX Number

A copy of the forces privacy policy in relation to offender data.

A copy of the forces freedom of information policy

A disclosure of any forms which require completion for a DSAR by legal advisors/advocates on behalf of offenders.

 

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  1. I want to know how many 1. police officers and 2. police staff employed by your force were arrested on suspicion of drink and/or drug driving in each of the last three years [2019, 2018 and 2017]?
  1. Of this number I want to know how many were 1. prosecuted and 2. convicted in each of the last three years [2019, 2018 and 2017]?
  2. Of those convicted how many lost their jobs and who were they [full name, age, rank and responsibility]?

 

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  1. How many (a) police officers and (b) police staff were disciplined in the last calendar year (2019) for improper/illegal or inappropriate use of the PNC/Force intelligence data systems?
  2. How many related to (i) vehicle data, (ii) personal data or (iii) other data breaches?

Please provide for each incident a brief description, which should include

(i) the month of the incident

(ii) the nature of the offence or breach of force policy

(iii) if the person was an officer or a member or civilian staff

(iv) how the matter was resolved, i.e. written warning, sacked etc.

Note: Please could you provide the data in the same way that past data has been provided in the attached image.

 

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For each of the past five calendar years (2015, 2016, 2017 2018, 2019) can you tell me:

The date of each complaint made to the force regarding the work of family liaison officers.

The nature of each of those complaints in as much detail as possible.

Any action taken by the force in reaction to each of the complaints. (Unofficial or official apologies offered, officers disciplined etc)

 

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:: 1) For each of the last five years up to the date of this request, the number of incidents where there has been a negligent discharge of a police-issue firearm in your force. To be clear, by "negligent discharge" I mean any incident where a police-issue firearm has been fired when it should not have been or when it was not intended to do so.

:: 2) Where possible, please provide brief details of the circumstances of that discharge - ie, description of the weapon, the location, whether during training or operational circumstances, whether it resulted in any injury.

:: 3) For each of the last five years, the number of incidents where there has been a failure by a member of your force to maintain proper possession of a police-issue firearm. To be clear, by "failure to maintain proper possession" I mean any incident where a police-issue firearm has been left unattended by an officer or otherwise not been in the full possession of an officer when it should have been.

:: 4) Where possible, please provide brief details of the circumstances of each incident of this nature - ie description of the weapon, location, whether during training or operational circumstances.

:: 5) For questions 1 and 3, please indicate whether any incidents resulted in disciplinary action and the result of that disciplinary action.

 

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  1. How many officers received any kind of disciplined sanction in the 2018/19 year as a result of a complaint of (i) racism, or (ii) sexism and what was the result of that disciplinary action?
  2. In relation to the incidents in Q.1 please state any words or phrases that were used which were deemed to have been (i) racist or (ii) sexist.

 

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