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NPCC will ask all police forces to check their officers and staff against national police databases for misogyny and predatory behaviour

18 Jan 2023

This will help identify anyone who has slipped through the net before vetting standards were toughened and ensure those who are unfit to serve can be rooted out. 

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair Martin Hewitt said:

“The confidence of women and girls in London and across the country in the police has been damaged further by the details of David Carrick’s decades long violent and degrading abuse of women and the police failures to spot and stop him.

“Chief constables are rooting abusers and those who betray our standards out of policing. 

“We will be asking all police forces to further check their officers and staff against national police databases.  This will help identify anyone who has slipped through the net before vetting standards were toughened and remove those who are unfit to serve.  We are currently working through the detail of how this can best be achieved across policing.”

Notes to editors:

  • We will provide more detail on how this will be achieved and estimated timescales as soon as we are able to.