Misconduct - all staff/police - 314/18

Date Responded 20 April 2018

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:

Its has helpfully been brought to my attention that only members of the public can make complaints, and that police officers and police staff raise misconduct matters. 

Therefore please discontinue my previous FOI and please provide the following 

How many misconduct matters have been raised and investigate by your force for 

  1. sexual harassment
  2. Generalized harassment ( Any harassment that does not have sexual element to it) 

have been against Police officers, Police Staff,PCSO's and Special constables in your force area in the last 3 years as of today's date 21.03.2018 by other Police officers, Police Staff PCSO's and Special constables

  • Please provide numbers broken down in this way


Police officer by rank

Police staff


Special Constables By Rank 

If this date period would take me beyond cost please provide information for 1 or 2 years 


I wish to no how many police officers/staff have complained about sexual harassment and/or general harassment 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

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, 2 & 3. See below 

Harassment Type                             Number

Sexual Harassment                            2 (both Police Constables)

Generalised harassment                     1 (Police Constable) 

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