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14 August 2017

On Monday 14 August a Misconduct Hearing under the provisions of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 took place in relation to PC Wayne Hodge.

It was alleged that he breached the standards of professional behaviour by:

  • being dishonest in his dealings with members of the public
  • abusing his position as a police officer to obtain information he had no lawful reason to access and to use it for his own personal reasons
  • his conduct within personal relationships 
  • abuse of police systems to track the whereabouts of his partners and colleagues 

Deputy Chief Constable Sarah Crew said: “PC Hodge has been dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing held at Police Headquarters on Monday 14 August.

“His actions were subject to a full investigation and we liaised closely with the Crown Prosecution Service throughout.

“PC Hodge's violent, coercive and controlling behaviour towards people with whom he's been in a relationship has resulted in the panel finding him guilty of gross misconduct.

"He's engaged in deplorable behaviour and has used his position to carry out unauthorised and highly inappropriate enquiries - a further breach of the trust placed in him.

“The public expects officers and staff to act with integrity and professionalism at all times. PC Hodge clearly failed in this duty and as a result, no longer has the privilege of representing the police service.”

Related documents

  • PDF icon Outcome notice PC Wayne Hodge v2
    Last updated: 17 August 2017