Long serving police constable dismissed for gross misconduct

Long serving police constable dismissed for gross misconduct

Long serving police constable dismissed for gross misconduct

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A POLICE Constable has been dismissed without notice from West Mercia Police for behaviour amounting to gross misconduct.

The officer, who had over 20 years service and was based in South Worcestershire, accepted monies from the owner of a licensed premises, which he knew would compromise his position as a local policing officer.

Head of Professional Standards, Superintendent Stephen Eccleston said: "Cases like this are rare but when they do happen they must be dealt with robustly.

"The public rightly expects police officers to act with the highest integrity, and our Code of Ethics makes it quite clear the standards we should all aspire to in our day to day work.

"Our officers and staff do a very demanding job on a daily basis, and it is disappointing when the actions of the very few risk detracting attention from the excellent work done by the vast majority of our colleagues to keep our communities safe."

The Gross Misconduct Hearing took place on Tuesday 29th July 2014 and was chaired by ACC Gareth Morgan.

The officer’s behaviour breached the standards of Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct and fell outside the expectations made clear in the Code of Ethics.

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8:40pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Harveytux says...

Absolute disgrace that the worcester news posts this next to today's events...agreed it is news but no respect shown it's disgraceful to PC Jonens, his family any colleagues you should be ashamed
Absolute disgrace that the worcester news posts this next to today's events...agreed it is news but no respect shown it's disgraceful to PC Jonens, his family any colleagues you should be ashamed Harveytux
  • Score: -19

8:42pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Harveytux says...

Absolute disgrace that the worcester news posts this next to today's events...agreed it is news but no respect shown. it's disgraceful to PC Jones, his family any colleagues you should be ashamed
Absolute disgrace that the worcester news posts this next to today's events...agreed it is news but no respect shown. it's disgraceful to PC Jones, his family any colleagues you should be ashamed Harveytux
  • Score: -18

6:31pm Sun 3 Aug 14

DarrenM says...

I always wondered what happened the Stephen Eccelston after he stopped being Doctor Who
I always wondered what happened the Stephen Eccelston after he stopped being Doctor Who DarrenM
  • Score: -1

6:32pm Sun 3 Aug 14

DarrenM says...

and its good that all police misconduct hearing will finally be forced to be held in public so these these non-statements with no details from the supposedly "transparent" Worst Farcia will have to end...
and its good that all police misconduct hearing will finally be forced to be held in public so these these non-statements with no details from the supposedly "transparent" Worst Farcia will have to end... DarrenM
  • Score: 5

7:19pm Sun 3 Aug 14

DarrenM says...

ah a down vote - which police station are you posted at?
ah a down vote - which police station are you posted at? DarrenM
  • Score: 3

1:12pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Grumbleweed Connection says...

He/She should be named. Which part of South Worcestershire is involved? Which pub was the victim of his crime? This is little more than WMP beating their own drum!
He/She should be named. Which part of South Worcestershire is involved? Which pub was the victim of his crime? This is little more than WMP beating their own drum! Grumbleweed Connection
  • Score: 4

3:09pm Mon 4 Aug 14

MikeA says...

Harveytux wrote:
Absolute disgrace that the worcester news posts this next to today's events...agreed it is news but no respect shown. it's disgraceful to PC Jones, his family any colleagues you should be ashamed
West Mercia Police posted this story on their web site on Friday 1st August 2014.

There can therefore be no criticism against the Worcester News.

It does seem lenient that the former Constable did not face criminal charges.

Details are somewhat lacking.

Was it £5 or £500?

The public accept that any large organisation has defaulters but the blatant absence of detail is counter-productive.

A somewhat bland report actually creates greater mistrust.
[quote][p][bold]Harveytux[/bold] wrote: Absolute disgrace that the worcester news posts this next to today's events...agreed it is news but no respect shown. it's disgraceful to PC Jones, his family any colleagues you should be ashamed[/p][/quote]West Mercia Police posted this story on their web site on Friday 1st August 2014. There can therefore be no criticism against the Worcester News. It does seem lenient that the former Constable did not face criminal charges. Details are somewhat lacking. Was it £5 or £500? The public accept that any large organisation has defaulters but the blatant absence of detail is counter-productive. A somewhat bland report actually creates greater mistrust. MikeA
  • Score: 4

11:23am Thu 7 Aug 14

canuck7 says...

Grumbleweed Connection wrote:
He/She should be named. Which part of South Worcestershire is involved? Which pub was the victim of his crime? This is little more than WMP beating their own drum!
IF he was a Worcester city officer and he was described as the beat officer then it will become apparent when he has disappeared completely.
[quote][p][bold]Grumbleweed Connection[/bold] wrote: He/She should be named. Which part of South Worcestershire is involved? Which pub was the victim of his crime? This is little more than WMP beating their own drum![/p][/quote]IF he was a Worcester city officer and he was described as the beat officer then it will become apparent when he has disappeared completely. canuck7
  • Score: 0

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