Police officers quit their jobs in Suffolk before they were faced with hearings which could have lost them their jobs, a Freedom of Information request has found.
The resignations came before hearings over alleged offences including possessing indecent images of children, assault, theft and fraud.
The BBC report:
Between 2009 and 2012, 16 officers were found guilty of misconduct for a range of offences including sending an inappropriate picture message to a colleague, the manner of driving a police vehicle and failing to deal with an alleged theft.
Action taken included written warnings and advice from management.
With regards to the resignations during the 2011-12 financial year, a force spokesman said it was “always extremely disappointing and sad” when officers left due to misconduct allegations.