Jersey police officers fired over data protection breach

Three police officers and a civilian worker have been sacked in the last three years for breaches of Jersey's data protection laws.

Home Affairs Minister Senator Ian Le Marquand revealed another officer resigned and one was reprimanded.

The details were released in response to a series of questions by Deputy Mike Higgins.

The cases mainly involved officers looking at domestic details on police computers.

The incidents all occurred between 2010 and 2012, said Sen Le Marquand. There were no cases brought in 2013, but one is still outstanding from 2012.

Dep Higgins said the force was not respecting data protection laws.

He said: "There are a number of serious failings on the part of the police and Senator Le Marquand must take responsibility for that.

"I will bring something to the States but haven't decided what form that will take yet.

"It might be a motion of censure and it might be a vote of no confidence."

Sen Le Marquand disputed the claim it had not been handled properly, and said the fact people had been sacked clearly showed the police had done their job.

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