FOUR county police officers have been arrested since 2017, figures show.

But Wiltshire Police has refused to say on what charges the officers have been arrested as it would be “unfair”.

Of the four arrested in 2017 and 2018, one remains under investigation. The other three have been informed no further action would be taken against them.

The force said it expected the highest professional standards from officers and staff, with no one above the law.

Explaining why it had refused to release information about the nature of the charges its staff had faced, Wiltshire Police claimed it would be unfair to do so.

“Due to the very low numbers of officers and staff arrested, to disclose all of the information requested into the public domain would risk identification of those concerned, when read in conjunction with information that you may be able to obtain,” the force said.

“Full disclosure, potentially identifying those who either are or who have been suspects of criminal offences, would be an unfair disclosure of sensitive personal data.”

Nationally, 913 officers and 272 staff members have been arrested. Figures from 31 police forces across the country revealed that at least 48 were imprisoned, with sentences totting up to more than 56 years collectively. Among the arrested officers were 300 held on suspicion of violent offences and 13 for rape.

Late last month, a former Wiltshire Police special inspector admitted perverting the course of justice. Royal Wootton Bassett nurse Karen Ravenscroft, 61, was said to have lied in a letter to the authorities after her son was caught on a traffic charge. She will be sentenced at Swindon Crown Court in September.

Responding to the latest arrest figures, a force spokeswoman said: “Wiltshire Police expects the highest professional standards, including honesty and integrity, from its police officers and staff.

“No one is above the law: if an officer or member of staff falls below that standard then appropriate action, in line with our policies, procedures and relevant legislation, will be taken - even if that includes the arrest of an individual.”

Phil Matthews of the Police Federation said: “Cops are very good at weeding out people who are not supposed to be there, none of us want corrupt people within the police who give the service a bad name.”