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Special Constable dismissed following misconduct hearing

A special police constable has been dismissed after breaching the standards of professional behaviour expected of him.

Special Constable Dominic Taylor, who was based at Bridgwater, was found guilty of gross misconduct following a hearing held via telephone conference.

SC Taylor made a false mileage claim, falsely claimed for two tours of duty and gave untruthful accounts of an incident he was involved in while in his own vehicle and off-duty.

Superintendent Simon Wilstead, head of Professional Standards, said: “We expect all our officers, including members of the Special Constabulary, to uphold the highest standards of behaviour and integrity both on and off duty.

“Honesty and Integrity are fundamental requirements for any police officers including those that volunteer as Special Constables. Where breaches relating to these standards are found then dismissal is inevitable.”

The full outcome will be published on the misconduct section of our website when it’s available.

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