Date Responded 18 January 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:

 1. As of 01.01.18 how many of your force's officers were suspended on full pay? Please provide me with a breakdown showing the number of officers suspended in each rank of your force as of 01.01.18.

2. Please also provide me with a list showing the date (month/year) that each officer suspended as of 01.01.18 was first suspended from duty on full pay.

3. How many of the suspended officers as of 01.01.17 (this is the correct date) have since returned to work and how many were dismissed or resigned?

Please note this question only relates to police officers and NOT special constables or PCSOs.

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. As of 1st January 2018, there are 5 Police Officers suspended on full pay.

2. The following table shows the date each of the Officers were suspended on full pay and rank.




Date Suspended


Police Constable

March 2016


Police Constable

October 2017


Police Constable

January 2017


Police Constable

March 2017


Police Constable

November 2017


3. As of 1st January 2017, six Police Officers were suspended.  Of these six officers, four have been dismissed, one has retired and one is still currently suspended.

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