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FOI 4537 / January 2023 / HR Data

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Please provide total figures for the four-year period 2019-2022 for:

Question 1. How many firefighters and fire service staff have been reported to or investigated by the police for alleged sexual offences (including all categories, e.g. rape, indecent assault etc)?


Question 2. Of those reported and investigated, please tell us: How many were convicted?


How many are still being investigated?


How many were cleared?


How many cases resulted in no further action by the police?


Question 3. Of those convicted, please tell us: How many remain in the fire service?


How many have left (please say whether they were dismissed, retired, or resigned)?


Please note the two cases above, both individuals remain suspended. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. For further information please follow this link. Incident Data (