Daily Mail | Mar. 31, 2011
Dozens of police have been caught using equipment at work to spy on their neighbours or partners - and 20 have left the force as a result.
Lancashire Constabulary officers and staff breached data protection laws 84 times in the past three years, an investigation has revealed.
After disciplinary hearings, 13 members of the force were dismissed, seven opted to resign, with many more given final written warnings.
Breaches include officers accessing police computer systems to access classified data about potential and ex-partners, disclosing private information to family and friends, spying on ongoing cases and misusing Facebook.