Posted: Mon 11th Dec 2023

North Wales Special Constable dismissed following Misconduct Hearing

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This article is old - Published: Monday, Dec 11th, 2023

A North Wales Police Special Constable has been dismissed from his duties following a misconduct hearing that found him guilty of gross misconduct.

In his absence, an online independent panel found Special Constable Bradley Jones to have committed actions amounting to Gross Misconduct in three of the four charges he faced including pushing his victim and swearing at her in a public place, and an instance of sexual touching.

He has subsequently been dismissed from the force without notice and placed on the Barred List, meaning he will not be able to serve in any force in the future.

Speaking after the conclusion of the hearing, North Wales Police Citizens in Policing Manager and Special Constable Chief Officer, Mark Owen MBE said: “I am appalled by Bradley Jones’ behaviours. His conduct fell far below any acceptable standard for anybody, let alone a Special Constable.

“Bradley Jones was suspended as a Special Constable immediately we became aware of his behaviours and he has not been permitted to perform any duties whilst the investigation has been ongoing. The decision to dismiss him with immediate effect was very much the right one and one that I am grateful for.

“It reinforces the fact that North Wales Police will not tolerate such conduct from any of its officers or staff and that anyone that behaves in such a way will be face rigorous investigation and appropriate action.”

Detective Superintendent Jackie Downes, Head of the force’s Professional Standards Department said: “We do not condone this type of behaviour, and will challenge such instances, even if this does not reach a criminal threshold. Violence against women and girls is a high priority for the force, and this case, which concerned two unrelated incidents involving two female victims is concerning.

“Our Officers and staff are expected to conform to the standards of professional behaviour and when these standards are breached, we will deal with this robustly.  We encourage anyone who is impacted by police perpetrated domestic abuse to come forward and contact us.”

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