Sussex police officer receives final misconduct warning Brighton News

A POLICE officer has received a final written warning after being found guilty of breaching professional behavior standards.

Bognor-based PC Jared Gobey faced alleged breaches of standards after giving a misleading account of an incident involving a man in distress.

He did not leave a building he was in to speak to the man, putting the man and members of the public in danger and resulting in an unnecessary call for help from his colleagues.

An inaccurate reporting of the incident by PC Gobey left the impression that police officers and members of the public were experiencing a higher level of harm than they were.

After a three-day misconduct hearing by a legally qualified Independent Chairman at Sussex Police Headquarters in Lewes, which ended today, a panel gave him a final written warning for misconduct, to remain on his record during two years.

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Robeson of the Professional Standards Department said: ‘We expect our officers to act with the utmost integrity and in accordance with the code of ethics and standards of professional behaviour.

“The officer’s actions fell far short of these, which is reflected in the panel’s findings.

“The unacceptable conduct that has been heard here will not be tolerated, but this bad behavior must not overshadow the hard work of the vast majority of our force officers, staff and volunteers.”

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This notice was published: 2022-04-14 15:57:36

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