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Warwickshire Police officer dismissed with immediate effect

Following a Special Case Fast Track Hearing held on Thursday 18 May 2017, Warwickshire Police officer Gary Bemowski was dismissed from the force with immediate effect for gross misconduct.

The hearing was conducted by Chief Constable Martin Jelley and follows an investigation by the Professional Standards Department (PSD).

Between October 2015 and December 2015, PC Bemowski undertook a course of harrassment against a woman by means of emails, phone calls, text messages and cards, which resulted in PC Bemowski being convicted of harrassment at Hereford Magistrates Court on 27 February 2017.

The hearing found that PC Bemowski aged 47, breached the standards of professional behaviour, in particular those relating to Discreditable Conduct.

Superintendent Helena Bennett, Head of Professional Standards for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police, said:

"The misconduct hearing found that the behaviour of PC Gary Bemowski fell below the standards we expect from our officers and staff and amounted to gross misconduct and it is for this reason he was dismissed without notice."

The officer had completed 11 years' service with Warwickshire Police, most recently based at Bedworth.

The outcome of the misconduct hearing is subject to the normal appeals process.

The outcomes of misconduct proceedings are published quarterly on our website.  To view them, please follow this link:
https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/12112/How-we-manage-improper-behaviour---Forthcoming-public-misconduct-hearings

 

Published 19/05/17