Police officer dismissed for gross misconduct - The Rugby Observer

Police officer dismissed for gross misconduct

Rugby Editorial 23rd Nov, 2023   0

AN OFFICER with Northamptonshire Police has been dismissed without notice following a gross misconduct disciplinary hearing.

At the hearing, PC Oliver Moisey was found guilty of accessing confidential police computer systems and information for a non-policing purpose in July 2022 – amounting to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

The Panel found that Moisey would have been aware of his obligation not to access the Force System for a non-policing purpose, and failed to make his supervisors aware of previous system searches he had conducted because it would have revealed his breach.

Moisey argued that he failed to mention the searches because they were not in the forefront of his mind and he was focused on performing other policing duties as a response officer – but this was found by the Panel to be untrue.

Although Moisey did not act upon or share the information with a third party, the Panel concluded that his failure to disclose the searches to his supervisors amounted to a lack of integrity.

Moisey, who was present at the hearing, denied the allegations.

But the Panel concluded that Moisey breached the standards of professional behaviour relating to confidentiality, orders and instructions, discreditable conduct, and honesty and integrity, and dismissed him without notice.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesperson said: “It is vital that our officers, staff and volunteers uphold the high standards of behaviour expected of everyone who works in policing.

“We know there are some who continue to let the public, the service and their colleagues down, and we remain as determined as ever to hold to account those whose conduct and integrity falls short of the standards expected.

“Anyone who has concerns about the behaviour or conduct of anyone who works or volunteers for Northamptonshire Police is encouraged to report it by calling 101 or reporting online at www.northants.police.uk/complaints.”


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