Warwickshire Police Sergeant dismissed after behaviour towards women ‘fell below standards’

Officers will be out in Kettering
Officers will be out in Kettering

A Warwickshire Police Sergeant has been dismissed from the force with immediate effect following a Gross Misconduct Hearing.

The hearing, which concluded on Monday, November 23 was heard in private due to the vulnerability of witnesses and was chaired by Deputy Chief Constable Karen Manners.

It followed a Professional Standards investigation that commenced after concerns were raised around how the officer had engaged with a number of women whilst on duty.

Detective Superintendent Gary Watson, Head of Professional Standards said: “The Misconduct Hearing found that the behaviour of the former Sergeant fell below the standards we expect from our officers and staff and amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

“This fell outside the expectations made clear in our Code of Ethics and it is for this reason he was dismissed.”

The officer had completed 15 years service with the police, most recently based in North Warwickshire.

The outcome of the Misconduct Hearing is subject to the normal appeals process.