Data on the number of misconduct allegations is not collated centrally by the Home Office. Since December 2013 the College of Policing has been collecting information on officers dismissed from the police. Data for the first year is
currently out for verification by police forces and will be published by the College once verified. The public rightly expects police officers to act with the highest standards of integrity and for those suspected of misconduct to be
subject to formal disciplinary proceedings.
This Government has made the issue of police conduct and professionalism a priority. We have introduced legislation to prevent officers resigning or retiring toescape being held to account for their actions. The Government has also consulted on wide ranging reforms of the policedisciplinary system, following the Chapman Review. These reforms include holding police disciplinary hearings in public with legally-qualified chairs, which the Government intends to introduce in this