Wiltshire Police has responded to sexual assault claims against serving officers revealed in new figures.

The RADAR freedom of information request data highlighted that of the six cases reported against Wiltshire policemen between 2015 and 2020, two were dropped by the accuser and four saw no further action. 

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “Here at Wiltshire Police we expect the very highest levels of professionalism, honesty and ethics from everyone within our workforce and we have robust systems in place to ensure these standards are upheld.

“Our Professional Standards Department is a committed team who work hard to educate our officers and staff, as well as investigating incidents or people of concern.

“We deal with all public complaints and conduct matters robustly and if a police officer or staff member is deemed to have breached standards then the appropriate action is taken. 

“With police officer misconduct, this means facing disciplinary action and being placed before a panel. The media are invited to attend these hearings and the outcomes are placed on our police website.

“We would urge anyone who has concerns about the conduct of a police officer or member of staff, to report this so it can be fully investigated.

“We want our communities to have confidence that their concerns or complaints will be listened to and acted on.”

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