Police: Conduct

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd November 2022.

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Photo of Bell Ribeiro-Addy Bell Ribeiro-Addy Labour, Streatham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether current police regulations prevent the immediate suspension of an officer who is under investigation for a serious crime.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Minister of State, Home Department

Police officers are governed by a statutory set of standards of professional behaviour. Regulation 11 of The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020 sets out the procedure that should be followed when an officer is suspended.

Decisions, whether or not to suspend officers, are made by the appropriate authority of individual forces

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