Special constable kicked out of force for gross misconduct
SPECIAL constable has been dismissed from Thames Valley Police following a special case misconduct hearing.
SC Oliver O’Brien, who was based at Amersham Police Station, was found to have breached Standards of Professional Behaviour set out in the Schedule to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.
His behaviour was found to have amounted to gross misconduct in relation to discreditable conduct and honesty and
Aintegrity following an incident while he was attending a course at the Probationer Development Unit at Sulhamstead Training College between January 19 and 23 this year.
Head of the Force’s Professional Standards Department, detective chief superintendant Tim De Meyer said: “We expect police officers to have high standards of behaviour both in their professional and personal lives, and this is underpinned by the Code of Ethics.
“SC O’Brien’s behaviour fell short of the standards Thames Valley Police expects of those who serve the force. I hope his dismissal sends out a strong message to the public that we will investigate all reports of misconduct and deal robustly and swiftly with anyone who is found to have breached the standards expected.”
SC O’Brien did not attend the hearing, which was held before the Chief ConstableFrancisHabgood on Friday.