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Date Responded 07 March 2023

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:

Between 2017 - 2022 (inclusive), on how many instances have officers employed by your police force been investigated for sexual misconduct, including rape or sexual assault.

Please include data on the outcomes of each investigation.

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.

  • This information has been taken from records within Professional Standards Department and is correct as of 25 January 2023.


No. of officers




4 x No case to answer
1 x Written Warning
2 x Dismissed



10 x No case to answer
1x Management Action



4 x No case to answer
1 x Dismissed
1 x Management Action



7 x No case to answer
1 X Written Warning
2 x Dismissed
2 x Reflective Practice



4 x Reflective Practice
3 x Dismissed
9 x Live
2 x No further action



14 x Live
3 x Reflective Practice
1 x Written Warning
1 x No further action


Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete.  However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes.  The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.  As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

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