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
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.
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.