Former Sussex police officer found to have breached standards of professional behaviour
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A former police officer has had allegations of breaching standards of professional behaviour proven against him.
Ex-PC Doug Campbell who was based at Horsham was the subject of a misconduct hearing with a panel chaired by an Independently Qualified Legal Chair at Sussex Police Headquarters, Lewes, on Tuesday (12 July).
He faced allegations of discreditable conduct and a failure to show authority, respect and courtesy after becoming involved in a series of exchanges during a football match, which was a community event in Storrington organised by one of his colleagues on 25 July 2021.
The panel found the allegations proven and he would have been dismissed had he still been a serving officer.
Chief Superintendent Lisa Bell, head of Professional Standards Department said: "We expect our officers and staff to act with the upmost integrity, and in accordance with the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Professional Behaviour. The actions of this officer fell far short of these which is reflected in the findings by the panel.
“The unacceptable conduct that has been heard here will not be tolerated but this poor behaviour should not overshadow the hard work by the vast majority of our officers, staff and volunteers within Sussex Police."