Thames Valley Police will publish information about public misconduct or special case hearings here.
From 1 May 2015, in accordance with new legislation, all misconduct or special case hearings should be held in public to improve transparency and accountability and ensure public confidence.
From 1 January 2016, misconduct hearings will be heard by a panel of three consisting of a legally qualified Chair who will be assisted by a senior police officer and an independent lay person. The facts will be heard by the panel, often with the assistance of live witnesses to enable the panel to make a determination. If the officer is found to have committed gross misconduct the available sanctions are:
- Dismissal without notice
- Dismissal with notice
- Final Written Warning
- Written warning
- Management advice
Forthcoming public misconduct hearings
Details of upcoming public misconduct hearings, including details of how to attend are published on this page.
Available space will limit numbers of the public attending to 6 people including members of the press. If you wish to attend you will be required to pre-register by emailing Professional Standards Department . Anyone who has not pre-registered will not be allowed in the hearing.
No recording or filming of the proceedings is allowed and attendees may be searched prior to entry. Live Tweeting will be permitted.
Please note there are no parking or refreshment facilities available at police headquarters.