S3 Ep6 – Why fix what isn’t broken? With Dave Howard


Following a review this year, the Government has proposed that police officers suspected of gross misconduct should be sacked automatically if the allegation is proven. 


Chief constables, or other senior officers, will also be given greater powers – including chairing a three-person panel at disciplinary hearings – if the changes become law.


What will the impact be?


Dave Howard, Conduct and Performance Liaison Officer for the Cheshire Police Federation, tells host Andrew Simpson the possible consequences.


He explains too why the Home Secretary’s recommendations may not result in bolstered public confidence in policing, and identifies where there has been a missed opportunity to address known flaws in the police officer dismissals process.   


Previous episodes mentioned in this one


If morale is the state of mind, then policing has a problem


If conference instructs, what have we learned?


What happens to a police officer when an allegation is made against them?


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