Police are disciplined for computer misuse

Greater Manchester Police has disciplined 17 officers over computer misuse, research has revealed.

Monday, 11th November 2019, 2:27 pm
Computer misuse

The data, which was obtained via the Parliament Street think tank through the Freedom of Information Act found a total 237 disciplinary hearings took place across 23 UK forces.

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GMP’s investigations were all recorded as “misuse of force systems” – and the third highest in the country.

Sheila Flavell, chief operating officer of professional services expert FDM Group, said: “With cyber crime on the rise, it’s vital that those tasked with keeping us safe are proficient with technology and acutely aware of the importance of data protection rules.”