Police officers investigated for social media breaches August 19th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Police officers investigated for social media breaches Hundreds of police officers have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines, research has revealed. Freedom of Information requests by the Press Association found officers made racist comments online and asked crime victims to become Facebook friends. Of 828 cases in England and Wales from 2009 to February this year, 9% ended in resignation, dismissal or retirement. The College of Policing said there was “no place… for officers who abuse the trust placed in us by the public”. About a seventh (14%) of the cases reported resulted in no further action at all. The majority of other cases were dealt with through advice being offered to the officer in question. An example case uncovered in Lancashire….. A member of civilian staff in Lancashire who resigned over their “excessive and inappropriate use of the internet during working hours” – including online auction sites, internet banking and social networking. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews Related Comments comments!