Warwickshire Police outcomes in national historic data integrity screening
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Today (23 January 2024) sees the publication of the largest integrity screening project undertaken in policing, with over 307,000 officers, staff and volunteers nationally checked against the Police National Database (PND) for previously unknown incidents in the categories of criminal investigation, disciplinary investigation, vetting clearance or management intervention.
Out of 1,096 Warwickshire officers, 777 staff and 114 volunteers checked as part of the national screening, one individual was identified for referral to the Appropriate Authority for further investigation for potential misconduct.
We have now completed this investigation and no further action is required.
Chief Constable Debbie Tedds said: “The results from this process show that the vast majority of our officers, staff and volunteers are professional, dedicated individuals who act with integrity and work hard to protect people from harm in Warwickshire.
“As a force we expect this, we always have. When each of our officers, staff and volunteers joined us, they accepted a level of responsibility and trust that comes with working for a public service.
"Due to their roles and responsibilities, they each go through a number of checks before joining us, and these continue throughout their careers. They take part in annual integrity health checks to ensure we all continue to meet the high standards of behaviour our communities expect.
“It is critical that we are inclusive as an organisation, treating everyone with dignity and respect.
"Through this, we earn the trust and confidence of our communities, partners and colleagues. And this enables us to engage, prevent harm and investigate crime successfully to bring offenders to justice."
She added: “We will continue to actively seek to eradicate inappropriate behaviours from our force, encouraging all members of the force to challenge and report any behaviours that make them feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, intimidated, degraded or humiliated.
“We provide a range of routes for people in our workforce to report and access support. We are committed to investigating any incidents where individuals have not maintained our standards, and we are committed to dealing with them robustly when we need to.”