The details, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show the reasons for dismissal include discreditable conduct, issues of honesty and integrity and confidentiality.

Those dismissed since 2013 include Pc Chris Blount from Sedgley, who was sacked earlier this year after being convicted of drink-driving.

Since 2012/13 a total of 33 police officers have been dismissed.

Reported by The Express and Star. You can read the full story here. 

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