4. Misconduct hearings

Misconduct hearings are held to present the facts of the case and allow officers to give an explanation of their conduct and the circumstances surrounding the allegation. Witnesses may also be called to be give evidence.

The purpose of a public hearing is to show that the Police disciplinary system is open and transparent, and will demonstrate that we do hold officers that breach the Standards of Professional Behaviour, or those that are found guilty of misconduct, accountable for their actions.

Accordion Title
Accordion Text

Formal outcomes of misconduct or special case hearings will be published on this page for a limited time.

Accordion Title
Conditions of attendance
Accordion Text

Attendance at a hearing must be booked in advance by emailing the Norfolk and Suffolk Professional Standards Department at [email protected].

Spaces at the hearing are limited and will be given to members of the public on a first come first served basis.

Should you be successful in securing a place at the hearing, your place will be confirmed by email.

All members of the public who attend the hearing are required to bring a form of photograph identification.

Member of the public and/or their belongings may be searched.

The taking of photographs and the use of film or sound recording is prohibited.

Restrictions on reporting any details from the proceedings may be imposed by the person chairing the proceedings.

Any expenses for attendance must be met by the applicant, and please note some cases may be cancelled at short notice without being able to notify the applicant.

Accordion Title
Notice for Hearing to be held in public
Accordion Text

Notices of public hearings will be posted on this web page 5 working days prior to the hearing taking place.