The Daily mail has reported from figures gained under the freedom of information act that numerous police forces have serving officers with criminal records.
The offences range from petty crime to drug dealing and burglary.
What is more alarming is that out of 43 forces, most could not confirm how many officers had been convicted of a criminal offence before joining the force.
The met force confirmed that in the last 12 months over 130 officers had escaped a disciplinary investigation by leaving the force and a further 40 had been investigated and dismissed.
One can assume that this picture reflects the state of police corruption across the 43 UK Police forces, although smaller in size this equates to an estimated 1000 officers alledgedly committing offences in the last 12 months. A staggering 10,000 over the past 10 years. This number is open to interpretation due to the regional variations in the number of officers in each force. The total number of corrupt officers including those leaving or dismissed for corruption or still serving after committing an offence is staggering.
Further more there is no telling how many criminal offences committed by serving officers go undetected.
This paints a picture of endemic corruption throughout UK Police forces.
The MI5 Security service has no such scrutiny, one can only guess at the scale of corruption and piece together witness reports including those from a former MI5 officer claiming those who attempt to expose corruption meet a mysterious death or are framed and imprisoned.