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Yes, it has been common for a very long time, but personally I find it abhorrent that any police officer could release those details to the media and I make that position widely known in any of my interactions with my staff. One of the privileges of being a police officer is that we come across people in their lives when they're at their most difficult times, and the fact that people would be prepared to release that data for the sake of -- whether it's for making money or just for gossip reasons is frankly beyond me, and I don't think people who behave like that should be in the Police Service.

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