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.

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