How two officers were still able to resign despite being under investigation

Revision Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 prevents officers retiring resigning investigation

The Police (Conduct) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 imported a provision into the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 that prevented officers from retiring or resigning whilst under investigation. Yet recent events in Sussex Police display how it is still possible for an officer to avoid dismissal and tender their resignation despite being under investigation.

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IPCC investigation into the actions of officers who attended the home of Mr A – 12 November of 2013

IPPc investigation The Metropolitan Police Service

In March 2015 the IPCC began an independent investigation after twice upholding appeals from Mr A concerning the Metropolitan Police’s handling of his complaint. The complaint concerned the actions of two officers who attended his address and a further officer who initially investigated his complaint following a neighbour dispute.

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Police discipline: The new Code of Ethics and the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012

On 15 July 2014 College of Policing issued Code of Ethics

A new Code setting out policing principles and standards of professional behaviour for members of the policing profession raises questions around how incidents of minor misconduct will be dealt with. Its purpose is said to be to bring the policing profession in line with other professions with such a code and to define expectations for members of the profession.

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