BEXLEY BREAKING KENT LEWISHAM

An officer has been dismissed following the conclusion of a misconduct hearing.

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DC Stephen Proctor, who was attached to the South East Basic Command Unit, attended a hearing on Thursday, 14 October, where he was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Discreditable Conduct.

On Tuesday, 20 April, DC Proctor was required to provide a urine sample for a with-cause drugs test after suspicions were raised that he was using prohibited substances.

The forensic examination of that sample on 28 April confirmed the presence of Amphetamine at more than 2600ng/ml and Methamphetamine of more than 4000ng/ml, and in quantities that suggested misuse of those products and not as an indication of legitimate medicinal use, and in direct contradiction of the Met’s substance misuse policy.

Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball found that the officer had committed Gross Misconduct in relation to all allegations and DC Proctor was dismissed without notice.

He will now be placed on the College of Policing barred list meaning he cannot serve as a police officer or in a number of other related roles in the future.

Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry, commander for policing in Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley, said: “The actions of this former officer are incredibly disappointing and fall far below the rigorous values and standards that we strive to uphold in this BCU. Quick and appropriate action was taken when it was suspected that he had been using prohibited substances and as a result he has now been rightfully dismissed.

“Our communities deserve the best of its police officers and that kind of behaviour has no place at all in the Met.”