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Disciplinary Proceedings - 1396/20

Date Responded 12 October 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. How many police officers and police staff in total have been subject to disciplinary proceedings relating to personal drug use in each of the last three full calendar years, broken down by year, along with 2020 to 17/09/20?

2. How many police officers and police staff in total have tested positive for illegal drugs after tests in each of the last three full calendar years, broken down by year, along with 2020 to 17/09/20?

3. How many police officers and police staff in total have been dismissed in relation to personal drug use in each of the last three full calendar years, broken down by year, along with 2020 to 17/09/20?

4. How many police officers and police staff in total have been subject to disciplinary action or management advice in relation to personal drug use in each of the last three full calendar years, broken down by year, along with 2020 to 17/09/20?

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Professional Standards Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1.

2017 - none
2018 - 1
2019 - 1
2020 - 2

2.

2017 - none
2018 - 1
2019 - none
2020 - none

3.

2017 - none
2018 - 1
2019 - 1
2020 - 2

4.

2017 - none
2018 - 1
2019 - 1
2020 - 2

 

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