Misconduct Hearings

Date published: 02 July 2020 09:56

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: An Officer

Date of the hearing: Tuesday 7th July 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, Kea Park Close, Hellaby Industrial Estate, Rotherham S66 8LB.

This is a hearing into the conduct of a police officer from South Yorkshire Police, who is subject to the following allegations:-

That they failed to declare a County Court Judgment to the force and that they submitted a claim for insurance sick benefit, claiming to be on  half pay, when the officer had returned to work on full pay.

These are alleged breaches of the standard of professional behaviour and taken together are serious breaches that it could amount to gross misconduct.

The hearing will be held in public but anyone who attends the hearing will do so on the strict condition that they do not take any steps which could lead to the identification of the officer unless and until expressly authorised to do so by the Panel conducting the hearing.

Anyone who attends the hearing will need to sign a form agreeing to this condition. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to attend the hearing.

Misconduct Hearing Application

Conditions of entry-Hearings-Lifewise

Misconduct Findings

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