This page provides information on both forthcoming misconduct
hearings and the outcome of cases of formal misconduct
Hertfordshire Constabulary demands
the highest standards of professionalism, honesty and integrity
from its officers and staff. Where those standards are not met,
consideration may be given to instigating misconduct
We are committed to transparency and accountability. As such we
will publish the outcomes of misconduct meetings, misconduct
hearings and also those who resign prior to the conclusion of
misconduct proceedings (where it is established that there was a
case to answer).
Professional Standards for Hertfordshire Constabulary is overseen
by the collaborated Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire
Professional Standards Department.
Where the officer/member of staff faces allegations of gross
misconduct they would attend a misconduct hearing. If they are
found to have breached the relevant standards of professional
behaviour they may be dismissed.
Where the officer/member of staff faces allegations of misconduct
they would attend a misconduct meeting. If they are found to have
breached the relevant standards of professional behaviour the
maximum penalty would be a final written warning.
Police officers are ordinarily not allowed to resign if they face a
misconduct hearing for gross misconduct.
We will publish these outcomes regularly on these web pages.
Attending a Hearing
Police Misconduct Hearings are almost always held wholly or partly
in public. In respect of forthcoming hearings an individual and
specific public notice will be accessible from this site. The
notice provides information about the hearing including how to
apply to attend. It also gives details of any exclusions or
attendance conditions which have been set by the person who is to
chair the hearing. In the event that the chair of the hearing sets
conditions for public attendance the below MAY apply:
- Any person wishing to attend the hearing must register their
details in advance. Failure to register will lead to entry
being declined. The registration facility will close 3 working days
before the hearing.
- Members of the public are required to be in possession of valid
photographic identification upon arrival and produce it upon
request. Failure to do so will lead to entry being declined.
- Public attendees are prohibited from using any sound or film
recording equipment at the hearings or taking photographs of the
- Members of the public attending the hearing do so at their own
- Any person whose behaviour is deemed likely to disrupt
proceeding may be excluded.
Additionally the chair may set any
additional conditions he decides are appropriate to the particular
The notice will also give access to a public guidance and advice
document which gives practical advice about various matters
including an age limit applied to attendance, facilities at the
venue and the use of mobile phones.
Will appear here...
Outcomes - April 2016 to September 2016
Outcomes - April 2015 to March 2016