From May 2015, misconduct hearings involving police officers should be held in public. The reasons for this are to improve openness and accountability in policing and ensure public confidence.
Hearings will normally be held at North Yorkshire Police Headquarters, Alverton Court, Crosby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1BF
Misconduct hearings are conducted by a panel of three people. They are chaired by a legally qualified chair who is referred to as the Panel Chair and will be joined by a police officer of at least superintendent rank, who has also had no previous dealings with the case, and an independent lay person who has been selected from an approved list held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The panel will hear the facts of the case and if an officer is found to have committed gross misconduct the possible outcomes are:
- Dismissal without notice
- Dismissal with notice
- Final written warning
- Written warning
- Management advice
Notice will be given of forthcoming misconduct hearings so that those wishing to attend may do so. It is North Yorkshire Police’s policy to live stream misconduct hearings to a separate room for members of the public watch.
Forthcoming Misconduct Hearings
There are no upcoming misconduct hearings.
How to Register
Members of the public wishing to attend a forthcoming Misconduct Hearing are asked to register using the form below. Data will be used solely for the purposes of the hearing and will not be retained or passed to any third party. Entry to hearings will be refused to anyone who does not register using the below form. Please ensure that you have read the attached Conditions of Entry (below) before you complete the registration form.
Conditions of entry for the Public and Press attending a Public Misconduct Hearing can be found at the bottom of this page
Places available to the public are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Result of Previous Misconduct Hearing
The outcomes of previous misconduct panel hearings can be accessed here.