Forging documents, pretending to be ill and claiming for overtime that wasn’t worked.

These are just some of the reasons Hampshire Constabulary has sacked its officers over the last three years.

In one high-profile case, a unit of officers at Basingstoke’s Investigation Centre were dismissed for gross misconduct for racist and sexist language.

In other lesser-known cases, one officer was struck off for being found guilty of sexual assault while another failed to report incidents of sexual abuse.

Another police constable turned up to the station drunk and was found unfit for work.

Here we take a look at the 16 misconduct hearings that have taken place over the last three years.

July 30, 2018

A special constable is dismissed without gross misconduct on grounds of integrity, conduct, confidentiality, respect and improper behaviour.

The officer sent inappropriate photos to another police officer, took photos of sensitive information and forwarded it to another employee without justified reason and discussed operational matters with another employee.

They also accessed a police computer system without operational need and sent inappropriate text messages and images to others via mobile phone.

They also failed to challenge or report improper conduct.

November 8, 2018

A police constable was sacked for gross misconduct on grounds of confidentiality. They accessed police computer systems without a policy purpose.

January 28, 2019

A police constable accessed police computer and data management systems without a policing purpose. They was dismissed from Hampshire Constabulary without notice for the first two allegations. No separate sanction for the third.

April 2, 2019

A police officer who assaulted a member of the public while off-duty was sacked without notice. The offence resulted in a criminal conviction for assault.

June 26, 2019

A special constable who tried to use police identification off-duty to influence staff at a premises in Portsmouth and who failed to treat members of the public with respect was dismissed on grounds of gross misconduct.

July 9, 2020

A police constable resigned after she was alleged to have breached the police standards of professional behaviour by claiming to have visited a victim of crime when she didn’t and subsequently falsifying records. She would have been dismissed if she hadn’t have resigned, police said.

September 21, 2020

A police sergeant has been barred from re-entering the police force after allegedly driving to work while over the legal drink driving limit. He was also found to be unfit for work due to alcohol consumption. The notes from the hearing stated: “[You] would have been dismissed had you not ceased to serve (retired) and as a result you are included on the barred list with the College of Policing.”

October 13, 2020

A police officer resigned following a criminal conviction for driving while under the influence of cocaine, off-duty.

December 8, 2020

A police officer was imposed with a final written warning after a female member of the public reported allegations of an attempted sexual assault on two occasions and the officer failed to take appropriate action. This included failing to record any criminal evidence and failing to notify the Force Control Room.

The officer was imposed with a sanction of a final written warning.

December 18, 2020

Six members of Hampshire Constabulary received punishment after being found to make racist and sexist comments on duty.

January 19, 2021

A police constable received a criminal conviction after being found guilty of a sexual offence while off-duty. They were dismissed without notice.

February 3, 2021

A special constable who used a derogatory term for members of the traveller community was dismissed without notice.

February 23, 2021

A police constable was sacked after sending WhatsApp messages of a sexual nature to another person and dishonestly claimed for hours he hadn’t worked.

March 2, 2021

A former police officer lied to colleagues and supervisors about having a medical condition and sent fabricated documents. They would have been dismissed if still serving.

April 22, 2021

A special constable resigned after they were found to have misused the police force systems on multiple occasions.

April 27, 2021

An officer dismissed for gross misconduct after being found to have breached the standards by pursuing private relationships with a number of women he had met on duty.