A total of 67 Dutch police officers were thrown out of the force last year, a sharp drop on 2014’s total of 92.
In addition, 58 officers were given a conditional discharge for breaking police integrity rules and six left of their own accord, the Telegraaf says on Tuesday. The paper bases its claim on new figures from the national police authority.
Police officers were dismissed for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from leaking information to theft and drunk driving. Some were also sacked for taking hard drugs.
The police force, with a current workforce of some 60,000, is the biggest employer in the Netherlands.
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