Two officers have been dismissed without notice following a Misconduct Hearing held at Police HQ on Tuesday 7 November.
PCs Samuel Dexter and Hannah Mayo (Miles) admitted gross misconduct following an incident in which derogatory comments were left on a member of the public’s answerphone.
Ch Insp Mark Edgington, of the Professional Standards Department, said: “Both officers used appalling and horrific language about a vulnerable missing child and their family.
“There are no excuses for their behaviour and their actions are not reflective of our Force or the officers and staff who work extremely hard every day to safeguard and protect vulnerable people.
“The officers failed to treat the child and their family with respect and undermined public confidence in the Force."
The full Misconduct Hearing outcome is attached