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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
  • Dismissal with notice
  • Final written warning
  • Extension added to a final written warning
  • Written warning
  • Management advice
For more information on police misconduct visit the Home Office website.

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To register your interest to attend a hearing, please complete an application. Application forms can be obtained on request by emailing: [email protected] or call 01622 652320.

 

outcomes of recent hearings

Date of Misconduct Hearing: 2 April 2019

Name of officer: Ex-Special Constable 18990 Grace Crawford

The conduct and how that conduct was alleged to amount to gross misconduct:
The allegation arose between 2017 and 2018, when Special Constable 18900 Crawford, whilst serving as a Special Constable, including while simultaneously employed as a Designated Detention Officer, inappropriately used the Police Computer systems to access personal data without a lawful policing purpose and disclosed the information obtained.
 
Finding: Gross misconduct

Disciplinary outcome:
It was considered that the Special Constable Crawford’s conduct had breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Orders and Instructions, Confidentiality and  Discreditable Conduct. The finding of the hearing was that Special Constable 18990 Crawford would have been dismissed if she had not already resigned as a member of Kent Police.

 

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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
  • Dismissal with notice
  • Final written warning
  • Extension added to a final written warning
  • Written warning
  • Management advice
For more information on police misconduct visit the Home Office website.

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