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Former officer would have been dismissed for gross misconduct

November 7, 2019
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A former Nottinghamshire Police officer would have been dismissed for two counts of gross misconduct had they not already resigned, a hearing at the force’s Headquarters today found.

The former police constable did not appear at the hearing to answer the charges of breaching the standards of professional behaviour by mis-using a force-issued mobile device and discreditable conduct in respect of comments made on social media.

The former officer had already resigned prior to the hearing, which took place at Nottinghamshire Police’s Sherwood Lodge Headquarters on Thursday 7 November.

Following the hearing, the former officer was added to the College of Policing’s barred list in order to prohibit them from working within policing in future.

Nottinghamshire Police Chief Constable Craig Guildford, who chaired the hearing, said: “This is a sad case whereby a former officer fully accepted that their conduct amounted to gross misconduct and apologised unreservedly.

“The public of Nottinghamshire and I rightly expect high standards from our police officers. This case underlines how important it is to maintain high professional standards as a serving officer.”

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