Scotland Yard is launching an investigation into police officers who have unregistered outside business interests.
A report in today’s The Independent claimed that officers are using their professional experience to obtain acting roles in television programmes such as The Bill.
Police officers are allowed to have outside business interests including acting as extras as long as they seek permission and register their activities.
They must not use police clothes or equipment.
During 2000 there were 1,200 submissions for outside business interests, six of which expressed an interest in acting as extras.
By Katie Hawkins