Once again, STWers miss the point of what the OP is actually saying, and go on to only present facts to support their own argument/agendae....
Let's have a proper look shall we?
I'm astonished by this. Burglary, robbery..! Shouldn't they be made to leave the force?
I'm pretty sure the OP is asking whether officers committing offences of this severity should be made to leave the force, not so much the ones done for driving or fishing offences.
Also in the list, which some of you have conveniently omitted, are offences such as sexual assault, domestic violence, supplying drugs, perverting the course of justice and other pretty bad stuff.
I fully believe in the rehabilitation of offenders, as far as is possible and beneficial to society, but to know that there are those convicted of such crimes still serving as police officers is shocking.
It is an honour and a privilege to serve society and the Law in such a manner. Those charged with such responsibility have a duty to be exemplary in their behaviour. Otherwise, how and why should anyone respect the police and subsequently the Law?
TBH, there are probably thousands of serving coppers who are guilty of myriad serious crimes, who will never face Justice, such as the murderers of Jean Charles deMenezes, etc. And God alone knows what other nastiness. There are serving police officers who make the Summer Rioters and Looters look like fine upstanding citizens. There are some true scum within the police force.
And if we can't even weed out the ones we know about, what chance do we have of dealing with all the others?
That uniform and badge should mean something. Too bad it's being tarnished and sullied by those who have no respect for it.