Two police inspectors have been arrested and bailed as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences.
Inspector Phil Hallam, local area inspector for Rushcliffe and his wife, Inspector Zoe Hallam, who is a former neighbourhood policing sergeant at Bingham, have both been suspended from duty while inquiries by Nottinghamshire Police continue.
Inspector Phil Hallam was arrested at Cotgrave Police Station, where he is based and it is believed that both officers were taken out of the county for questioning.
A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said: “Two serving Nottinghamshire police officers have been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences.
“The officers, a female inspector and a male inspector, were arrested at separate locations on Tuesday, November 19.
“The 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of committing fraud by false representation. The man, also 46, was held on suspicion of assisting and encouraging fraud by false representation, and misconduct in a public office.
“Both officers have been bailed following questioning and have been suspended from duty.”
Inspector Hallam joined Nottinghamshire Police following a career in the Armed Force. He managed the Public Protection Team and the force intelligence unit before moving to neighbourhood policing as Local Area Commander for Rushcliffe.
It is believed Inspector Zoe Hallam is posted to the Bridewell Custody Suite in Nottingham.