Police Constable dismissed for posting numerous offensive and pornographic images on his personal Twitter accounts
Thames Valley Police have dismissed a serving police officer for gross misconduct following a special case misconduct hearing on Wednesday 9th September 2015.
The Police Constable was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Orders and Instructions and Discreditable Conduct, contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 by posting numerous offensive and pornographic images on his personal Twitter accounts.
The Police Constable, who was a patrol officer in High Wycombe, denied the breaches which came to light in April 2015 but following today’s hearing in front of the Chief Constable Francis Habgood, he was dismissed without notice.
Deputy Chief Constable John Campbell said: ‘We expect police officers to have high standards of behaviour and [The PC’s] behaviour fell short of that.
I hope that his dismissal sends a strong message to the public that we will investigate all reports of misconduct and deal robustly and swiftly with anyone who is found to have breached the standards expected.‘