Chief constable has “no case to answer” over gross misconduct

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Warwickshire Police’s chief constable Martin Jelley had “no case to answer” over allegations of gross misconduct, according to an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The investigation examined Mr Jelley’s conduct in relation to the delay of referring a matter to the IPCC while he was the deputy chief constable of Northamptonshire Police.

Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Martin Jellley

Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Martin Jellley

Mr Jelley left the force in March 2015 to become chief constable of Warwickshire Police.

He said: “Clearly I am pleased that this investigation has concluded and that I have been fully exonerated by the IPCC.

“I have been determined throughout this process not to be distracted from my core job and to continue working hard along with my officers and staff to protect the public of Warwickshire.”

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball said: “While I am unable to comment in further detail due to an ongoing related investigation, I am satisfied that all the matters relating to Martin have now been resolved.

I have been determined throughout this process not to be distracted from my core job and to continue working hard along with my officers and staff to protect the public of Warwickshire.

Chief Constable Martin Jelley

“It comes as no surprise to me that there was no case to answer and I am delighted that his name and good reputation have been re-affirmed.

“Throughout the course of the investigation, I have been extremely impressed with Martin’s professionalism and dedication, which never faltered despite what I am sure must been a personally difficult period.

“Today’s update from the IPCC vindicates the decision I took to allow Martin to take up his appointment as planned in April and I am pleased he will now be able to focus exclusively on his work with Warwickshire Police now that these matters have been resolved.”