Police officers working with convicted criminals

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4379
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

It was recently reported that a Metropolitan Police Service officer was still running a gym in Sussex with a convicted criminal. In the last three years how many police officers were found to also be working in roles not compatible with holding the office of constable and what sanctions were taken against them?

Answer

Answer for Police officers working with convicted criminals

Answer for Police officers working with convicted criminals

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers must declare their business interest outside their role in the police service. In the last 3 years over 5,000 'Business Interests' applications were made and of these 23 were declined as they were 'not compatible with the role of the office of constable'.

No sanctions were taken against these 23 officers due to the business interest being subsequently withdrawn and therefore no sanction was necessary.

It is not possible to discuss the specific example cited but I understand that the MPS has reviewed the position formally.