A series of Freedom of Information requests has revealed that 30 senior police officers in the UK need their vetting updating.  

The BBC report:

Almost 30 senior police officers in the UK need their vetting updated, a BBC investigation has found.

Vetting helps to prevent corruption and also takes place if officers need access to sensitive information.

Last year, a deputy chief constable whose vetting was not up to date killed himself over harassment allegations.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.