South Yorkshire Police officer Christopher Hawke to face misconduct hearing

South Yorkshire Police officer Christopher Hawke to face misconduct hearing

A South Yorkshire Police officer is to face a misconduct hearing this month after allegations that he lied on his vetting questionnaire.

PC Christopher Hawke will face a misconduct hearing on August 9 which is expected to run for five days.

It is alleged that in December 2017 he failed to complete a vetting questionnaire honestly and made a false declaration about his association with a certain individual.

It is said that these allegations breach the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct.

If proven these matters could amount to gross misconduct, say South Yorkshire Police.

A statement from South Yorkshire Police says: “This is a hearing into the conduct of PC Hawke, a police officer from South Yorkshire Police, who is subject to allegations that on December 3 2017, the officer failed to complete a vetting questionnaire honestly and/or made a false declaration on the vetting form about his association with a named individual.

“The above alleged conduct breaches the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to Honesty & Integrity and Discreditable Conduct and if proven would amount to gross misconduct.”

The hearing will be held at 10am on August 9 for five days at the professional standards department in Sheffield

Authorised members of the public, wishing to attend the misconduct hearing should attend at The Lifewise Centre, Maltby (full details provided to the successful applicants).