Staff at Lincolnshire Police with criminal records

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Dear Lincolnshire Police,

I'm writing to request details about criminal records held by staff at Lincolnshire Police.

I'd like to know:
1) How many staff members have a criminal record or have been previously found guilty of a crime at court?
2) How many police officers have a criminal record or have previously been found guilty of a crime at court?
3) Of those who do have a criminal record or have been found guilty of a crime at court, how many have been given a suspended jail sentence or served a jail sentence?
4) Of those police officers who do have a criminal record or have been found guilty of a crime at court, how many have been given a suspended jail sentence or served a jail sentence?
5) What crimes have been committed by staff members or police officers, and in what quantity?

Yours faithfully,

Mr H Parkhill

foi, Lincolnshire Police

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please accept this
email as an acknowledgment of your request. Lincolnshire Police will
endeavour to provide you with a response within 20 working days. Many
thanks

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Creasey, Jenny, Lincolnshire Police

2 Atodiad

Good Afternoon,

Please find a response to your FOI request and a copy of our complaints
procedure.

 

Kind Regards

Data Protection & FOI Research/Disclosure Officer, IMU

 

Telephone: Internal: 47138

External: 01522 947138

Fax: 01522 558491

[1]www.lincs.police.uk

 

Lincolnshire Police, serving with PRIDE

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Dear Creasey, Jenny,

Thank you for the response.

Because of the complication with finding out the details pertaining to the crimes committed I will amend my request to simply ask you to Please disclose the current number of serving;
a) police officers
b) support staff
with criminal records.

This should massively reduce the amount of time spent searching for the exact crimes committed and allow for the data to be disclosed.

Yours sincerely,

Mr H Parkhill

foi, Lincolnshire Police

Good Morning,

Unfortunately the information is not broken down by Police Officers and Police Staff so our response will be the same.

Kind Regards

DP/FOI Research/Disclosure Officer

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Dear foi,
Thank you for the response,
I Will amend my request to simply ask you to Please disclose the current number of serving staff members with criminal records.

Yours sincerely,

Mr H Parkhill

foi, Lincolnshire Police

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please accept this
email as an acknowledgment of your request. Lincolnshire Police will
endeavour to provide you with a response within 20 working days. Many
thanks

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Towler, Breton, Lincolnshire Police

2 Atodiad

Good Afternoon,                                  ,

Please find attached a response to your FOI request and a copy of our
complaints procedure.

Kind Regards,

Breton Towler

Data Protection Research/Disclosure Officer
IMU
Lincolnshire Police
Extension: 01522 (9)47122

 

 

 

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Dear Towler, Breton,

Thanks for this Breton,

I am surprised by the response though.

Surely it is a common check made before employing a member of staff? And therefore relatively easy to access.

Police forces across the country have revealed the data previously https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/jan/...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33635962

Just wondering whether you could reconsider based on the ease with which previous forces have disclosed the data.

Yours sincerely,

Mr H Parkhill

Towler, Breton, Lincolnshire Police

Good Afternoon Mr Parkhill,

I will forward your email to the relevant personnel who should be able to give some explanation.

Kind Regards,
Breton Towler
Data Protection Research/Disclosure Officer
IMU
Lincolnshire Police
Extension: 01522 (9)47122

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Dear Towler, Breton,

It's been a couple of weeks, any extra info on this?

Yours sincerely,

Mr H Parkhill

Towler, Breton, Lincolnshire Police

I am out of the Office until 25 September 2018. Please contact Jana
Randle x47125, Jenny Creasey x47138 or Ted Tedder x47120 with any urgent
queries. Alternatively you can email the Data Protection team at:
[email address]

 

 

 

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Towler, Breton, Lincolnshire Police

Good Morning Mr Parkhill,

 

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Please see the following
response from the vetting unit:

 

“Good morning,

 

Speaking only for security vetting and not including PSD and HR who also
have processes involving criminal records and those serving with Lincspol,
I would offer the following:

 

While all those working with or for Lincolnshire Police are subjected to
the level of security vetting attracted by the risk they pose the results
(approved / rejected) are stored by individual rather than by role and
while the term police officer/ special constable and the like can be
searched it has no value for our purposes and so has not been universally
applied since the (security vetting) unit was formed in 2008. Therefore
any interrogation of our records could in no way be accurate using the
term ‘Police Officer’ and the information required could be obtained only
by checking each of the 16,354 records currently held.

 

Further, while the National Vetting Policy made it exceptionally difficult
for those with any conviction (spent or not) to be successful when vetted,
the question asked does not take account of those convictions gathered by
serving police officers.

 

Additionally, a substantive response is made yet more difficult (from a
security vetting point of view) as the recently issued (Oct 17) Vetting
Code of Practice, supported by its APP, no longer directs that certain
offences call for a security vetting rejection; directing that each is
treated on its individual merits. This specifically makes it possible for
those in the Evidential Chain (incl police officer applicants) with
convictions to be successful when vetted provided certain circumstances
are present.

 

If I can help further please ask.”

 

Kind Regards,

Breton Towler

Data Protection Research/Disclosure Officer
IMU
Lincolnshire Police
Extension: 01522 (9)47122

 

 

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