POLICE chiefs in Staffordshire and Derbyshire have investigated officers and staff over sex-related matters, the Mail can reveal.
Derbyshire Police investigated a constable and a member of police staff after allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct.
Neither still work for the force. The Independent Police Complaints Commission was not involved in the investigation.
Staffordshire Police is investigating two incidents of inappropriate sexual conduct by officers and staff.
Both forces refused to identify the employees in question and the specific offences when quizzed by the Mail.
Derbyshire Deputy Chief Constable Alan Goodwin said: “The public has a right to expect the highest standards of conduct and integrity from those delivering their policing services, and the force will take whatever action is necessary to uphold those standards.”
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said the force’s anti-corruption unit had worked with the Independent Police Complaints Commission and Crown Prosecution Service during the probe.
The spokesman said: “Staffordshire Police takes all allegations of crime or misconduct against police officers and staff extremely seriously and is robust in its handling of such matters.
“They represent a serious breach of trust and erode the public’s trust in the police.
“The overwhelming majority of Staffordshire Police officers work hard to keep their communities safe and protect vulnerable people.”
Figures from 38 of 43 forces across England and Wales show 169 officers, police community support officers and support staff are under investigation for predatory sexual behaviour.
Leicestershire Police was one of five forces which reportedly did not provide figures. The force said revealing the number of incidents could prejudice any further investigation.