Police Officer Convictions - 300/22

Date Responded 11 March 2022

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:

I was shocked to hear on the BBC News this evening, from someone being interviewed, that 600 to 700 serving Police Officers have convictions for domestic abuse.

1. Can you confirm if this correct?

2. Can you tell me how many Officers serving in Northumberland have a conviction for domestic abuse and how many Officers have a criminal conviction of any kind.

When we sought clarification you provided the following:
I’d like the data for the last 5 years.


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 in part by Northumbria Police.

1. No information held. Northumbria Police would hold no information as to any national figures, as the figure you are referring to appears to be. You may wish to contact the BBC, as per your request, they appear to be the source of the figures you are referring to, for them to verify if correct.

2. We are taking it by ‘Officers serving in Northumberland ..’ that you actually mean ‘Officers serving in Northumbria Police’ and our response below is with that assumption in mind. Accordingly we respond as below.

In the last 5 years 13 Northumbria police officers were convicted for criminal offences whilst serving with Northumbria Police. None of the convicted officers are still serving. No convictions related to domestic offences.

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