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Officer Misconduct Hearings are held in public for openness and transparency. 

At a hearing the facts are heard by a panel, often with help of witnesses, so a finding can be made. 

If an officer is found to have committed gross misconduct, depending on the circumstances, the available outcomes are:
  • Dismissal without notice
  • Final written warning
  • Extension added to a final written warning
  • Written warning
  • Management advice
  • No further action
For more information on police misconduct visit the Home Office website.
 

upcoming hearings

Future misconduct hearings will be posted here.

 

Register attendance

To register your interest to attend a hearing, when one is listed above, please email [email protected] or call 01622 652320.

outcomes of recent hearings

Date of Misconduct Hearing: 28 September 2018

 

Name of officer: Former Police Constable 14356 Barney Heaton

 

The conduct and how that conduct was alleged to amount to gross misconduct:

 

The case arose from allegations that on the evening of 24 November, leading into the early hours of 25 November 2017, the former officer had inappropriately touched a number of females whilst off-duty at a night club with police colleagues in Canterbury.

 

Finding – Gross Misconduct - Discreditable Conduct and Authority, Respect and Courtesy.

 

Disciplinary outcome – Ex PC Heaton would have been dismissed if he had still been a member of the force. 

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