Information written on a bus shelter about three cops has prompted an investigation.

Information about three active-duty police officers from Northern Ireland was allegedly posted on a bus shelter in Co. Londonderry.

The Thursday night incident on Dungiven’s Chapel Road is currently under investigation.
This comes after a massive data breach last month, in which the personal information of about 10,000 officers and employees was accidentally made public.

“We have contacted those involved to make them aware and recognize the impact this may have on them and their families,” Assistant Chief Constable Chris Todd said.

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As a part of our organizational reaction, we have increased security and reassurance patrols across Northern Ireland to ensure the well-being of all of our officers and personnel.

We have started looking into this, and I’m asking anyone with information to call the police at 101. In particular, we want to hear from anyone who was driving through Dungiven late last night and may have dash cam footage of the event.

A Freedom of Information request resulted in the internet publication of personal information for about 10,000 PSNI officers and personnel, including names, initials, ranks, home bases, and units.
The PSNI has stated that dissident republicans do in fact possess the list and are continuing to use it as a weapon against police officers.

The confession was made after censored breach data was found placed on the wall of a west Belfast library, not far from a Sinn Fein office.
Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell was shot multiple times earlier this year in a Co Tyrone recreation center.

Concern about the safety of police officers has been voiced publicly in recent weeks by both individual officers and organizations that speak for them.
A police officer’s notebook and laptop were stolen after falling out of a moving car; the notebook contained personal information on 42 officers and staff personnel.

Assistant Commissioner Peter O’Doherty of the City of London Police has been tasked with leading an impartial investigation into the data breach’s causes.
Organizational, governance, and managerial flaws that may have contributed to the incident will be investigated.
A man was charged with two terrorism-related offenses in connection with the data breach and appeared in court in Co Antrim last month.

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