Vetting of 28 UK chief police officers needs updating
Almost 30 senior police officers in the UK need their vetting updated, a BBC investigation has found.
Vetting helps to prevent corruption and also takes place if officers need access to sensitive information.
Last year, a deputy chief constable whose vetting was not up to date killed himself over harassment allegations.
Unison said the failure was “difficult to understand” but the Association of Chief Police Officers said vetting can take “several months” to complete.
The BBC made a Freedom of Information request to each police force in September with replies collated until late December.
To read full story please click link below to the BBC website.
Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News.
If you want your news read locally online then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience.
Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell?
Please text or phone 07930717137 or email email@example.com
Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news