- Dozens of officers facing misconduct charges have quit since 2010
- Now a new law will prevent officers under investigation from quitting
What’s the rush? Terry Sweeney, Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police is retiring in the middle of two investigations into his conduct
A spokesman said a number of initiatives, including a national register allowing forces to share information on officers who have been disciplined, would improve confidence in policing.
He added: ‘We will also legislate later this year to ensure that officers cannot resign or retire to avoid dismissal in misconduct hearings.’
Currently, the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), cannot compel officers to attend interviews once they have resigned or retired, although former and serving officers must answer any criminal allegations.
By Paul Cahalan