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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

  1. Name of officer: Police Constable 13212 Mark Hickson
  2. The date, time and venue of the hearing:  02/03/04 May 2018 in the County Room, Kent Police Force Headquarters, Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9BZ, commencing at 10:00 hours.
  3. The conduct and how that conduct is alleged to amount to gross misconduct:
It is alleged that on 11th August 2017,  PC Hickson visited a pub in Staplehurst with his partner.  During the course of the evening he verbally abused his partner in front of customers, and used some inappropriate phrases to address her.

It is also alleged that on 9th October 2017, during the investigation into his conduct, PC Hickson knowingly gave a materially inaccurate account of his behaviour on the night in question.

It is alleged that in doing so, PC Hickson breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of:
  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy 
  • Discreditable Conduct  
  • Honesty and Integrity

To attend the misconduct hearing send a completed application form by 30th April 2018, no applications to attend will be considered after this date.

Application forms can be obtained on request by emailing: 
[email protected] 

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

Recent hearing outcomes will be posted here. 



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