Misconduct Hearings

Date published: 24 January 2020 11:11

Misconduct Hearings and Special Case Hearings are public unless the person chairing the hearing decides to exclude the public from part or all of a sitting.

Only the results of the most recent Misconduct Hearings will be displayed here for a period of 28 days, after which time, the results will be removed. Please see “Misconduct Findings” for all current year and archive misconduct results.


Purpose of Public Misconduct Hearing

Misconduct Hearings are held to present the facts of a case and allow officers the opportunity to explain their conduct and the circumstances surrounding an allegation. Witnesses may also be called to give evidence. The purpose of a Public Hearing is to show that the Police disciplinary system is open and transparent and holds officers in breach of acceptable Standards of Professional Behaviour, or those that found guilty of misconduct, accountable for their actions.

Purpose of Public Special Case Hearing

Special Case Misconduct Hearings are designed to demonstrate that officers are held to account for their actions. However, they are ‘fast track’ procedures, where there is incontrovertible evidence to establish, on the balance of probabilities, the conduct of the officer constitutes gross misconduct and the officer concerned should cease to be a police officer, without delay. For this reason there will be no witness testimony other than from the officer concerned, if they choose to give evidence.

Forthcoming Misconduct Hearings  

Officer's name: PS 204 Christopher Simpson    

Date of the hearing: Tuesday 4th February 2020 

Time of the hearing: 10am  

The place at which the hearing will take place:

The Professional Standards Department, Churchill Way, Chapeltown, Sheffield.  Authorised members of the public, wishing to attend the misconduct hearing should attend at The Lifewise Centre, Maltby (full details provided to the successful applicants). 

A description of the alleged conduct: 

  1. Between 24th October 2018 and 20th November 2018, PS Simpson took a number of mobile phones, 2 x tablet devices and a laptop from Doncaster Property store.
  2. On 31st March 2019, while suspended, PS Simpson gained access to Doncaster Police Station, without having permission to be there.

It is alleged that the conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and amounted to Gross Misconduct.


Misconduct Hearing Application

Conditions of entry-Hearings-Lifewise

Misconduct Findings

For details of findings from previous misconduct meetings and hearings, please click here.