Former officer told he would have been dismissed for gross misconduct had he still be in post - The Coventry Observer

Former officer told he would have been dismissed for gross misconduct had he still be in post

A FORMER officers from Warwickshire Police have been informed by a misconduct panel that they would have faced dismissal for gross misconduct had they still been serving.

The decision was made following hearings at Warwickshire Police Headquarters last week, chaired by Chief Constable Debbie Tedds.

The hearing, held on Wednesday, June 26, focused on former PC Nick Allen.

The panel heard that Allen, who served in the Child Abuse, Trafficking, and Exploitation Team in Nuneaton, had accessed police systems for non-policing purposes and taken police equipment home.

These actions were deemed a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour regarding confidentiality, orders and instructions, duties and responsibilities, and discreditable conduct.

Investigations revealed that Allen had inappropriately accessed police systems in September 2021.

When police searched his home in August 2022, they discovered police equipment, including PAVA spray and official documentation, that should have been securely stored at a police station.

The panel concluded that Allen’s actions amounted to gross misconduct, and he would have been dismissed if he were still an officer.

Chief Constable Debbie Tedds said: “The behaviour exhibited by these individuals is completely unacceptable and falls far short of the standards expected of police officers.

“These findings underscore our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity within Warwickshire Police.”


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