The PCC has welcomed the results of the largest ever intergrity screening project in the history of policing, in which over 300,000 police officers, staff and volunteers were checked.

With an eye on West Mercia Police, 4,745 members were scrutinised, and only one individual was subject to a vetting clearance review.

Two others were scrutinised further, but no issues emerged and no action was needed.


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The integrity screening used the Police National Database as the benchmark, examining both serving and former officers.

The National Police Chief Council's findings were endorsed by Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion.

He said: "I welcome today’s announcement which is testament to the hard work taking place to ensure officers, staff and volunteers who make-up West Mercia Police’s workforce, meet the high standards you rightly expect and deserve."

Despite the preferable outcome, PCC Campion remained vigilant, adding: "While the findings are positive and will be reassuring to communities across the three counties, it only reflects cases that the force is not currently aware of.

"As your voice in policing, I am clear that one case slipping through the net is one too many.

"That’s why I remain focused on backing the force with the resources and tools it needs while supporting and challenging the Chief Constable to ensure all appropriate checks continue to be made to safeguard communities across West Mercia."

Residents with concerns regarding a serving or former West Mercia Police officer can report it via the website, through a phone call, or at their nearest police station.

Anonymous reports can be made via CrimeStoppers (