Essex Police dismiss officer for gross misconduct

Essex Police dismiss officer for gross misconduct

Essex Police dismiss officer for gross misconduct

First published in News

A police officer based in Tendring has been sacked by police for gross misconduct.

The officer, who has not been named by Essex Police, sought work with two outside companies while he was suspended from the force for unrelated matters.

He was found to have lied about his circumstances when applying for the jobs, failed to tell Essex Police about the jobs and asked another officer to act dishonestly.

The officer was also on a final written warning in relation to his behaviour at the time.

A panel led by Assistant Chief Constable Maurice Mason found the officer breached expected standards for honesty and integrity.

Mr Mason said: "The public of Essex demand their police officers behave and conduct themselves to the highest moral and professional standards.

"This officer breached the standards of professional behaviour set out in the schedule to the Police Regulations 2012.

"These breaches are considered so serious that there is no other possible proportionate outcome and his further employment by Essex Police is untenable.”

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6:23pm Tue 12 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

A drop in the ocean as far as i am concerned i know of at least two with questionable pasts? In this case the person must have been so undesirable they were out to get shot of them. Normally they bend over backwards to keep them in for the most heinous of situations, they generally can't get rid of the bad apples as in most public sector jobs they have sh*t on each other, so you have this ridiculous sicilian arrangement, where blind eyes are turned on each other because one knows about so and so etc. They only dispense with the absolute clangers of mistakes as in this case. Its farcical really 1 in how many thousands gets the boot ? It should be a lot more. I love the name of the Investigating senior officer "Mason", he had no trouble getting in then ? I could not help noticing the Police Federation website or one of them, they publish the names and of every forces officers who pass away during the year while still in service, this includes service personnel who are killed in accidents on the way to their work. It is a shame that they are not transparent enough to list the names of those that have been booted out and the reasons why on a alternative directory.
A drop in the ocean as far as i am concerned i know of at least two with questionable pasts? In this case the person must have been so undesirable they were out to get shot of them. Normally they bend over backwards to keep them in for the most heinous of situations, they generally can't get rid of the bad apples as in most public sector jobs they have sh*t on each other, so you have this ridiculous sicilian arrangement, where blind eyes are turned on each other because one knows about so and so etc. They only dispense with the absolute clangers of mistakes as in this case. Its farcical really 1 in how many thousands gets the boot ? It should be a lot more. I love the name of the Investigating senior officer "Mason", he had no trouble getting in then ? I could not help noticing the Police Federation website or one of them, they publish the names and of every forces officers who pass away during the year while still in service, this includes service personnel who are killed in accidents on the way to their work. It is a shame that they are not transparent enough to list the names of those that have been booted out and the reasons why on a alternative directory. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: -2

7:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

blockpaver says...

I cant understand the vitriolic response which articles about the Police Force inspire, bordering on a hatred almost. Why?

The fact still remains true that we have one of the best Police Services / Public Sector Services in the world, ours is the envy of many countries, with the vast majority of staff doing a good job under difficult circumstances.

I’m sure that the Chief Constable would like to see the names and the evidence you have for the comments about the “ two with questionable pasts? “ you know, no doubt he would take the necessary action.

If we have a list published of all individuals dismissed for or found guilty of misdemeanours I doubt that the Public Sector would be top of it, I mention the Banking Sector over the past few years as one which comes to mind, how long should the list be of those in the industry who should have been dismissed for misleading the public about PPI charges just to make a few £ in commission? I also, in passing, make mention of the “Black Economy” which blights us all.
I cant understand the vitriolic response which articles about the Police Force inspire, bordering on a hatred almost. Why? The fact still remains true that we have one of the best Police Services / Public Sector Services in the world, ours is the envy of many countries, with the vast majority of staff doing a good job under difficult circumstances. I’m sure that the Chief Constable would like to see the names and the evidence you have for the comments about the “ two with questionable pasts? “ you know, no doubt he would take the necessary action. If we have a list published of all individuals dismissed for or found guilty of misdemeanours I doubt that the Public Sector would be top of it, I mention the Banking Sector over the past few years as one which comes to mind, how long should the list be of those in the industry who should have been dismissed for misleading the public about PPI charges just to make a few £ in commission? I also, in passing, make mention of the “Black Economy” which blights us all. blockpaver
  • Score: 9

2:34am Wed 13 Aug 14

Navajo wife says...

Blockpower...no....y
ou do not have one of the best police departments in the world, and this is from a bred and born Colcestrian.Take another look at recent events....I certainly would not want them here in California. ANDYES of course fallen officers should be remembered. The bad cops get enough recognition, or should we say their ten minutes of fame, when it is reported that they are dismissed. And as for good officers turning in the bad, that could prove dangerous. The cop you turn in could be the one you need to back you up when your life may be in danger. Not right, but a fact. It seems this guy got the ultimate punishment which is good.
Blockpower...no....y ou do not have one of the best police departments in the world, and this is from a bred and born Colcestrian.Take another look at recent events....I certainly would not want them here in California. ANDYES of course fallen officers should be remembered. The bad cops get enough recognition, or should we say their ten minutes of fame, when it is reported that they are dismissed. And as for good officers turning in the bad, that could prove dangerous. The cop you turn in could be the one you need to back you up when your life may be in danger. Not right, but a fact. It seems this guy got the ultimate punishment which is good. Navajo wife
  • Score: 0

1:10pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Fluffy40 says...

Does make me chuckle that people have to make assumptions without knowing the facts.
Who say a he got the correct punishment? Do any of us know why he did what he did? There could be a million and one reasons.
People are far to quick to judge.
Today's news... Tomorrow's fish and chip wrapper
Does make me chuckle that people have to make assumptions without knowing the facts. Who say a he got the correct punishment? Do any of us know why he did what he did? There could be a million and one reasons. People are far to quick to judge. Today's news... Tomorrow's fish and chip wrapper Fluffy40
  • Score: -2

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