Misconduct hearings and outcomes

To properly serve the people of Lincolnshire it is a priority for us to ensure that any alleged transgressions of accepted practice plus unlawful activity from any officers or staff are robustly investigated and proportionately handled. This also applies to cases that may have been through the legal courts system. It is our duty to investigate any cases of this nature at public misconduct hearings.

The purpose of public hearing

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

Who can attend?

Any member of the public or press can request to attend a misconduct hearing, provided they are 18 or over.

We have a limited capacity so places at the hearing are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  Details on how to register to attend will be advertised on each hearing notice as they arise.

Please note that the Chair may also decide to impose other conditions in advance of, or during the hearing. Any additional conditions established prior to the hearing will be noted within the listed hearing.  Please read the conditions of entry before attending.

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