Skip Navigation
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

Details of upcoming misconduct hearings will be published here when available. 
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 (last 30 days)

Misconduct hearing date: 7 April 2017
Name: Inspector Timothy Ryton
Conduct and how that conduct is alleged to have amounted to Misconduct: The case arose from allegations that Inspector Ryton used an electronic messenger service to forward indecent images of children. It was also alleged that whilst on police bail he breached certain related bail conditions. Such behaviour was considered to breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
Finding: Gross Misconduct
Disciplinary Outcome: Dismissal without notice

Misconduct hearing date: 30 March 2017
Name: Officer A (name anonymised at the request of the Legally Qualified Chair of the Hearing)
Conduct and how that conduct is alleged to have amounted to Misconduct: The case arose from allegations that the officer had accessed a large number of pornographic, sports and other non-work related websites whilst on duty.
Finding: Gross Misconduct
Disciplinary Outcome: Dismissal without notice

MORE

Back to About us

This website uses cookies. By using this website, you're accepting our cookies policy and consenting to cookies being used. Read the Kent Police Website Cookies Policy.

Share with:

Close