South Yorkshire Police dismissals to be made public

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SOUTH Yorkshire Police announced this week it will publish details of officer dismissals on the force’s website from April 1.

It will also publish instances of when officers resign in disciplinary circumstances.

Chief Constable David Crompton said: “The force is committed to being open and transparent. I have consistently said that we take integrity matters seriously and I want to make it clear to the public that from the beginning of April we will be making it much easier for them to see the detail about officers who are dismissed when serious misconduct is proven.

“This type of information is available in other professions and I think it is appropriate for us to move in a similar direction.”