Two arrested South Wales Police officers dismissed
SEVEN South Wales police officers have been arrested since 2012, new figures show.
Two of the officers were dismissed without notice having been arrested and another resigned during an investigation into their conduct.
One of the officers who was dismissed without notice was sacked for providing a positive breath test while off-duty and given a driving ban and costs.
Another officer was cautioned and dismissed due to offences under the computer misuse act.
The other officer, who was cautioned for drug offences, resigned during the investigation.
The figures — which were revealed by a Freedom of Information Request submitted by the Evening Post — found only three of the seven officers arrested were charged for their offences.
Of those who were charged, one officer received a final written warning for off duty criminal damage and was given a conditional discharge and costs.
Another charged officer, who provided an off duty positive breath test, was fined but escaped a driving ban following an exceptional circumstances hearing.
Of the remaining officers who were arrested but not charged, one was subject to management action for an off duty domestic assault.
The other received a written warning for being arrested off duty following an altercation.
A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "South Wales Police expects all staff to act with integrity and professionalism at all times and we will not tolerate any conduct that falls below the high standards that we set. The vast majority of our staff works hard to serve communities across South Wales.
"We will always undertake swift and robust action when investigating allegations of staff misconduct, and any police officer or staff member that jeopardises the high standards of service both we and the public expect will face serious consequences from the courts or our internal discipline procedures."