Misconduct Hearings

Date published: 18 November 2022 15:40

Misconduct Hearings and Special Case Hearings are public unless the person chairing the hearing decides to exclude the public from part or all of a sitting.

Only the results of the most recent Misconduct Hearings will be displayed here for a period of 28 days, after which time, the results will be removed. Please see “Misconduct Findings” for all current year and archive misconduct results.

Purpose of Public Misconduct Hearing

Misconduct Hearings are held to present the facts of a case and allow officers the opportunity to explain their conduct and the circumstances surrounding an allegation. Witnesses may also be called to give evidence. The purpose of a Public Hearing is to show that the Police disciplinary system is open and transparent and holds officers in breach of acceptable Standards of Professional Behaviour, or those that found guilty of misconduct, accountable for their actions.

Purpose of Public Special Case Hearing

Special Case Misconduct Hearings are designed to demonstrate that officers are held to account for their actions. However, they are ‘fast track’ procedures, where there is incontrovertible evidence to establish, on the balance of probabilities, the conduct of the officer constitutes gross misconduct and the officer concerned should cease to be a police officer, without delay. For this reason there will be no witness testimony other than from the officer concerned, if they choose to give evidence.

Misconduct Hearing Application

Conditions of entry-Hearings-Lifewise

Misconduct Findings

Hearing Outcome

Officer's name:                   Special Constable 7101 Faran Hanson       

Date of the hearing:          31st October 2022      

Time of the hearing:          09:30am

The place at which the hearing took place: The Professional Standards Department, Sheffield. 

A description of the alleged conduct: 

On 20th of July 2022 the officer was convicted at Leeds Magistrates Court of 3 offences under the Communications Act 2003.  These related to him sending unwanted grossly offensive or indecent sexually explicit images of himself via snap chat to 2 female colleagues and a member of the public.

 These are breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect  Discreditable Conduct and have been assessed as Gross Misconduct

 SC Hanson appeared at a misconduct hearing on 31st October 2022 in relation to alleged breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct.

 The panel found that the officer breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of the above breaches and this amounted to gross misconduct.     

 The outcome of the Hearing was dismissal without notice.

For details of findings from previous misconduct meetings and hearings, please click here.