Police moonlighting put under scrutiny

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.

www.met.police.uk

By Katie Hawkins

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