Nearly 1,000 British cops have criminal recordsJanuary 3rd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) At least 944 serving police officers in Britain as well as community support officers have criminal records, according to official figures.
The offences include causing death by careless driving, robbery, burglary, supplying drugs, domestic violence, forgery and diverting the course of justice, The Sun reported.
Those with criminal records include a chief inspector at the Scotland Yard or Metropolitan Police as well as two detective chief inspectors.
The London department has the highest figure with 356 police officers and 41 support officers. Second on the list was Kent Police with 49 officers.
Community support officers are members of support staff employed, directed and managed by the police. They work to complement and support regular police officers, providing a visible and accessible uniformed presence to improve the quality of life in the community and offer greater public reassurance.
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