Thousands of officers forced to declare their second jobs in major shake-up to raise professional standards in the police

Thousands of officers forced to declare their second jobs and publish salaries in major shake-up to improve public trust in policeReform will affect more than 20,000 police officers who have second jobsIt is part of a new code of conduct to try to raise professional standards , compared with 19,329 in March 2011. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the integrity reforms were welcome but 'they don't go far enough'. She said: 'Our duty in this house is to make sure police officers get the support they need, and have a proper framework of accountability to keep standards high

Shocking 62% rise in police officers being investigated for corruption

Shocking 62% rise in police officers being investigated for corruption with eight out of ten accused of illegally disclosing information Anti-corruption units are facing a workload of 245 cases every month | UPDATED: 03:10 GMT, 23 December 2012 Record numbers of police officers are being investigated for corruption, a report into police integrity has found. Anti-corruption units across the country are wrestling with a workload of 245 cases every month – a rise of 62 per cent from the year before. Most of the investigations – eight out of ten – involve officers accused of illegally disclosing information to criminals and third parties

Thousands of robbers and rapist let off with cautions, despite guidelines that they should only be given for minor offences

Thousands of robbers and rapists let off with cautions, despite guidelines that they should only be given for minor offences | UPDATED: 04:26 GMT, 2 December 2012 More than half a million criminals have been let off with warnings for serious offences including rape, burglary and arson. Official figures revealing the full scale of the problem show more than 400 sex offenders who admitted rape or attempted rape over the past 15 years walked free after being given a caution by police.