Misconduct hearings and outcomes

Thames Valley Police publish information about public misconduct or special case hearings and all misconduct hearing outcomes.

Misconduct hearings

In accordance with legislation, all misconduct or special case hearings are held in public to improve transparency and accountability and ensure public confidence – unless a private hearing is directed by the Chair.

Misconduct hearings are heard by a panel of three, consisting of a legally qualified Chair who will be assisted by a senior police officer and an independent lay person. The facts will be heard by the panel, often with the assistance of live witnesses to enable the panel to make a determination. If the officer is found to have committed gross misconduct the available sanctions are:

  • Dismissal without notice
  • Dismissal with notice
  • Final Written Warning
  • Written warning
  • Management advice

Forthcoming misconduct hearings 

Details of upcoming misconduct hearings, including details of how to attend are published on this page. 

Misconduct outcomes

It is important for public confidence in policing that Thames Valley Police is open and accountable about misconduct proceedings involving officers, staff, Specials and volunteers.

The information is published on a monthly basis and includes details of the standard which has been breached, basic details of the breach and the misconduct outcome.

The vast majority of officers, staff, specials and volunteers who work for Thames Valley Police act with integrity and professionalism at all times. However, where conduct falls below the high standards expected by the force it is important for the public to know that they will be dealt with firmly. 

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