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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

Upcoming 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: 9 July 2018


Name of officer: Police Constable 10827 Gary Wood


The conduct and how that conduct was alleged to amount to gross misconduct: The allegation arose in February 2018 when the officer made inappropriate contact, via social media, with a vulnerable female (identified as Ms A), who he had dealt with the previous day when he attended a call marked as 'Suicide Risk'. This contact persisted even though it was made clear by Ms A that she was uncomfortable with the contact and wished it to cease. The contact included inviting Ms A to a pub to buy her drinks.


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


Disciplinary outcome: PC Wood was dismissed without notice. 


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