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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.

Attending a Misconduct Hearing

When a date is confirmed, the details will be published below. Hearings are held at Kent Police Headquarters (Sutton Road, Maidstone M15 9BZ) unless shown otherwise. Please note:
  • You must register in advance and provide valid photo ID, such as a passport or driving licence.
  • Interested parties will be given priority and spaces granted on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
  • If you haven't registered in advance you won't be able to attend.  
  • If there are reporting restrictions you'll be notified in advance of the hearing.  
  • No photographs, film or sound recording is permitted. 
  • Any conditions particular to an individual hearing will be published in advance.
  • You'll be required to leave the premises if a hearing is adjourned for an extended period of time. 
  • If you required disabled access, please explain your requirements when you register.
In exceptional circumstances the chair can decide if a hearing will be held in private and can exclude anyone from all or part of it at their discretion. If a hearing is held in private we'll publish the reasons.

upcoming hearings

Upcoming hearings will be listed here when available.

Register attendance

outcomes of recent hearings (last 30 days)

Outcomes of recent hearings will be pubished here when they're available. 

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