The College of Policing 'Disapproved Register' became effective from 1 December 2013. Since then police forces have been voluntarily providing the College with details of those officers who have been dismissed from the service or who either resigned or retired while subject to a gross misconduct investigation where it had been determined there would have been a case to answer.
Currently the Register holds details of cases relating to all Home Office forces in England & Wales, British Transport Police, Ministry of Defence Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and States of Jersey Police.
The Government amended Police Regulations in January 2015 to prevent officers from resigning or retiring when subject to gross misconduct investigation (except in exceptional circumstances), instead officers should be subject to gross misconduct hearing where there is sufficient evidence.
Information will cease to be added to the Disapproved Register on 15 December 2017 when the Police Barred and the Police Advisory legislation becomes effective.
The information currently contained within the Disapproved Register will not be transferred to the barred list and will be deleted by the College.
Detailed statistical information relating to the Disapproved Register is currently being refreshed and will be uploaded onto this page in the near future.