MPS officer convictions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3064
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many MPS officers have been convicted of a crime whilst serving in the force? Please break down by year and type of conviction for the last 5 years.

Answer

Answer for MPS officer convictions

Answer for MPS officer convictions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Basis of Selection

MPS officers, including specials who were convicted of any offence at court in the calendar years 2009 to 2013 and the eight months to 31st August 2014.

Officers Convicted - by Charge Category

Minor motoring offences have been included and are itemised in a separate table below.

Charge Category

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Corruption

1

2

2

1

Criminal Damage

1

1

Drugs

1

1

Forgery

2

Misc/malf in a Public office

2

1

1

2

4

Other

3

8

12

4

8

5

Perjury

1

0

1

2

Sexual Offences

3

2

2

2

7

Theft

4

1

2

2

3

2

Traffic (inc excess alcohol)

27

37

25

32

25

14

Violence against Person

7

5

7

11

11

1

It is important to note that the number of allegations is an extremely small proportion of the total number of officers and staff in the MPS which is over 48,000. The vast majority of officers and staff carry out their service to Londoners in the manner the MPS and the public expects.

Officers Convicted of Traffic Offences - by Offence

Traffic Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Careless Driving

1

Causing an Obstruction

1

Dangerous Driving

1

Death by Reckless Driving

1

Disqualified

1

Drink Drive

12

7

8

13

9

3

Driving whilst using a mobile phone

1

2

Fail to Provide Details

1

1

1

Fail to Stop after an accident

1

1

Mobile Phone While Driving

1

No Driving Licence

1

No Insurance

2

4

1

2

1

1

No Tax Disc

1

Speeding

7

12

4

7

6

1

Using Horn While Stationary

1

Without Due Care and Attention

4

7

9

8

8

7