A former Nottinghamshire officer has been jailed for misusing the force's computer system to access information about people he knew.
Robert Kirk, 47, was sentenced to 8 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to one count of misconduct in a public office at Derby Crown Court earlier this month.
Kirk had been a constable at Central Police Station until the investigation which began two years ago.
It was revealed he had used the computer system over a number of years to do searches on people he knew.
He resigned at the start of the month after he pleaded guilty.
Officer DI Rob Allison went on to say that no one is above the law and there are consequences for those who fall below the standard the public expects.