Essex Police detective sacked for accessing police data for personal use

Thurrock Gazette: Essex Police HQ Essex Police HQ

A DETECTIVE who used sensitive police data for “a personal matter” has been sacked.

After a misconduct hearing today, the 26-year-old, who is based at force headquarters in Chelmsford, was dismissed.

The detective constable accessed the information in June 2013 and was fired for gross misconduct.

The misconduct panel, which included an independent member, was chaired by the force's director of support services Mark Gilmartin.

He said: "We believe that the officer’s unlawful access of police information was a breach of the professional responsibilities of every police officer.

“We went on to conclude that maintaining trust and confidence in Essex Police and in individual officers is of paramount importance and, as such, dismissed him without notice.”

No further details about the information he accessed have been released.

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6:48pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

1 less bit of bacon.
1 less bit of bacon. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -21

7:05pm Thu 24 Apr 14

tomclover says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
1 less bit of bacon.
Racist
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: 1 less bit of bacon.[/p][/quote]Racist tomclover
  • Score: -33

7:19pm Thu 24 Apr 14

poortaxpayer says...

tomclover wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
1 less bit of bacon.
Racist
Pigism and Pigaphobia at its worst.
[quote][p][bold]tomclover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: 1 less bit of bacon.[/p][/quote]Racist[/p][/quote]Pigism and Pigaphobia at its worst. poortaxpayer
  • Score: -11

7:38pm Thu 24 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Stupid comments.
Stupid comments. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 28

8:30pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Arthur Fonzarelli says...

So an MP can steal thousands of pounds then say sorry and all is forgiven. The rest of us must be punished for doing wrong because that is the sort of twisted society we live in.
So an MP can steal thousands of pounds then say sorry and all is forgiven. The rest of us must be punished for doing wrong because that is the sort of twisted society we live in. Arthur Fonzarelli
  • Score: 18

8:42pm Thu 24 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

UndergroundOvergroun
d has gone quiet this week!
Whats the matter Time Of The Month or has the cat bit your tongue?
Friend of yours was it???
Well here we go, one 13 months ago, got 13 months ish, another one under the eye and now this one?
At least kavanagh & Alston A.K.A: Bodie & Doyle, have got their fingers on the pulse/button and getting it sorted.
Mind you this is the tip of the iceberg on this issue.
UndergroundOvergroun d has gone quiet this week! Whats the matter Time Of The Month or has the cat bit your tongue? Friend of yours was it??? Well here we go, one 13 months ago, got 13 months ish, another one under the eye and now this one? At least kavanagh & Alston A.K.A: Bodie & Doyle, have got their fingers on the pulse/button and getting it sorted. Mind you this is the tip of the iceberg on this issue. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -3

8:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

the25man says...

Not a very bright Detective. All computers are an open book to those that know how. Also Police Computers each Officer would have to log in.
Not a very bright Detective. All computers are an open book to those that know how. Also Police Computers each Officer would have to log in. the25man
  • Score: 1

9:26pm Thu 24 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

Excellent news, Well done to all concerned at Essex Police, proving why the public can have faith in you by ridding us of these bad apples.
Excellent news, Well done to all concerned at Essex Police, proving why the public can have faith in you by ridding us of these bad apples. supermadmax
  • Score: 26

11:32pm Thu 24 Apr 14

howwhy says...

Not the 1st and won't be the last!
Don't think Bodie and Doyle (pmsl) are doing enough on this sort of conduct within Essex poLICE
Not the 1st and won't be the last! Don't think Bodie and Doyle (pmsl) are doing enough on this sort of conduct within Essex poLICE howwhy
  • Score: 4

12:40am Fri 25 Apr 14

d_2da_ougle says...

thing is the article dont tell you what he done with it must be sinister not to say
thing is the article dont tell you what he done with it must be sinister not to say d_2da_ougle
  • Score: 4

7:31am Fri 25 Apr 14

seikothrill says...

Disappointing no names released or charges brought about.

Article clearly states 'unlawfully accessed information' so I assume charges will be brought against this individual

Whenever other criminals are found guilty their names are released

One rule for citizens one rule for the force
Disappointing no names released or charges brought about. Article clearly states 'unlawfully accessed information' so I assume charges will be brought against this individual Whenever other criminals are found guilty their names are released One rule for citizens one rule for the force seikothrill
  • Score: 10

8:25am Fri 25 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

seikothrill wrote:
Disappointing no names released or charges brought about. Article clearly states 'unlawfully accessed information' so I assume charges will be brought against this individual Whenever other criminals are found guilty their names are released One rule for citizens one rule for the force
hardly crime of the century, given what else goes on, unpunished..... the action by the police is proportionate in this case, no job, pension gone, and as supermadmax says, they should be applauded for it.....
[quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Disappointing no names released or charges brought about. Article clearly states 'unlawfully accessed information' so I assume charges will be brought against this individual Whenever other criminals are found guilty their names are released One rule for citizens one rule for the force[/p][/quote]hardly crime of the century, given what else goes on, unpunished..... the action by the police is proportionate in this case, no job, pension gone, and as supermadmax says, they should be applauded for it..... pembury53
  • Score: 9

9:13am Fri 25 Apr 14

totallyfootball says...

Are they exempt from a prison sentence then, bet he still gets to retain his pension?
Are they exempt from a prison sentence then, bet he still gets to retain his pension? totallyfootball
  • Score: 7

9:28am Fri 25 Apr 14

seikothrill says...

pembury53 wrote:
seikothrill wrote:
Disappointing no names released or charges brought about. Article clearly states 'unlawfully accessed information' so I assume charges will be brought against this individual Whenever other criminals are found guilty their names are released One rule for citizens one rule for the force
hardly crime of the century, given what else goes on, unpunished..... the action by the police is proportionate in this case, no job, pension gone, and as supermadmax says, they should be applauded for it.....
You are correct Pembury53 it isn't crime of the century but it is STILL a crime.

When I made a mis-judgment in 1995 I received a £150 fine yet had my name, address and age on a half page spread in the local Kent paper incident occurred in as well the Evening Gazette.

One rule for the force. He should be named and shamed. Why are Essex Police hushing this up?
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Disappointing no names released or charges brought about. Article clearly states 'unlawfully accessed information' so I assume charges will be brought against this individual Whenever other criminals are found guilty their names are released One rule for citizens one rule for the force[/p][/quote]hardly crime of the century, given what else goes on, unpunished..... the action by the police is proportionate in this case, no job, pension gone, and as supermadmax says, they should be applauded for it.....[/p][/quote]You are correct Pembury53 it isn't crime of the century but it is STILL a crime. When I made a mis-judgment in 1995 I received a £150 fine yet had my name, address and age on a half page spread in the local Kent paper incident occurred in as well the Evening Gazette. One rule for the force. He should be named and shamed. Why are Essex Police hushing this up? seikothrill
  • Score: 7

9:41am Fri 25 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

seikothrill wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
seikothrill wrote: Disappointing no names released or charges brought about. Article clearly states 'unlawfully accessed information' so I assume charges will be brought against this individual Whenever other criminals are found guilty their names are released One rule for citizens one rule for the force
hardly crime of the century, given what else goes on, unpunished..... the action by the police is proportionate in this case, no job, pension gone, and as supermadmax says, they should be applauded for it.....
You are correct Pembury53 it isn't crime of the century but it is STILL a crime. When I made a mis-judgment in 1995 I received a £150 fine yet had my name, address and age on a half page spread in the local Kent paper incident occurred in as well the Evening Gazette. One rule for the force. He should be named and shamed. Why are Essex Police hushing this up?
what people on here seem to be forgetting is that it was dealt with internally, he was sacked for gross misconduct, which incidentally should mean loss of pension to answer the other point above.... if you were sacked your name would not be in the public domain to be shamed..... the police could have charged him, but would the CPS have supported a prosecution ? many crimes go unpunished, if not deemed in the public interest.....
[quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Disappointing no names released or charges brought about. Article clearly states 'unlawfully accessed information' so I assume charges will be brought against this individual Whenever other criminals are found guilty their names are released One rule for citizens one rule for the force[/p][/quote]hardly crime of the century, given what else goes on, unpunished..... the action by the police is proportionate in this case, no job, pension gone, and as supermadmax says, they should be applauded for it.....[/p][/quote]You are correct Pembury53 it isn't crime of the century but it is STILL a crime. When I made a mis-judgment in 1995 I received a £150 fine yet had my name, address and age on a half page spread in the local Kent paper incident occurred in as well the Evening Gazette. One rule for the force. He should be named and shamed. Why are Essex Police hushing this up?[/p][/quote]what people on here seem to be forgetting is that it was dealt with internally, he was sacked for gross misconduct, which incidentally should mean loss of pension to answer the other point above.... if you were sacked your name would not be in the public domain to be shamed..... the police could have charged him, but would the CPS have supported a prosecution ? many crimes go unpunished, if not deemed in the public interest..... pembury53
  • Score: 3

9:55am Fri 25 Apr 14

jb411 says...

Arthur Fonzarelli wrote:
So an MP can steal thousands of pounds then say sorry and all is forgiven. The rest of us must be punished for doing wrong because that is the sort of twisted society we live in.
Well yes that's right and they shouldn't get away with it, but in this case we don't know what this detective wanted the info for, he might have been passing on addresses of witnesses etc. to dodgy people, and he probably didn't just do it just the once either.
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Fonzarelli[/bold] wrote: So an MP can steal thousands of pounds then say sorry and all is forgiven. The rest of us must be punished for doing wrong because that is the sort of twisted society we live in.[/p][/quote]Well yes that's right and they shouldn't get away with it, but in this case we don't know what this detective wanted the info for, he might have been passing on addresses of witnesses etc. to dodgy people, and he probably didn't just do it just the once either. jb411
  • Score: 1

10:04am Fri 25 Apr 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Police have been doing this for ages. He's just been grassed up by someone/a group of colleagues who took a dislike to him,.
Police have been doing this for ages. He's just been grassed up by someone/a group of colleagues who took a dislike to him,. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 13

11:40am Fri 25 Apr 14

HARRY438 says...

Name him -the public have a right to know!
Name him -the public have a right to know! HARRY438
  • Score: 3

1:02pm Fri 25 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

HARRY438 wrote:
Name him -the public have a right to know!
It might not be a male....
[quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: Name him -the public have a right to know![/p][/quote]It might not be a male.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 4

1:50pm Fri 25 Apr 14

HARRY438 says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
HARRY438 wrote:
Name him -the public have a right to know!
It might not be a male....
Thats why naming is soooooo important.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: Name him -the public have a right to know![/p][/quote]It might not be a male....[/p][/quote]Thats why naming is soooooo important. HARRY438
  • Score: -2

2:03pm Fri 25 Apr 14

meadowlady says...

Might be called Leslie/Leslie ??
Might be called Leslie/Leslie ?? meadowlady
  • Score: 1

7:39pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Male Chauvinist Person says...

Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Police have been doing this for ages. He's just been grassed up by someone/a group of colleagues who took a dislike to him,.
that's quite a good perception from Ritchie and a thought that i had as-well
this kind of s**t goes on with them as par for the course.
this chummy probably was not liked and it was used as a means to get rid of him.
i wonder how many of the milfers have pulled car numbers to hot birds in 2 seater's sports cars just to get the tap on them?
maybe that is what was going on?
[quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Police have been doing this for ages. He's just been grassed up by someone/a group of colleagues who took a dislike to him,.[/p][/quote]that's quite a good perception from Ritchie and a thought that i had as-well this kind of s**t goes on with them as par for the course. this chummy probably was not liked and it was used as a means to get rid of him. i wonder how many of the milfers have pulled car numbers to hot birds in 2 seater's sports cars just to get the tap on them? maybe that is what was going on? Male Chauvinist Person
  • Score: 3

8:09pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Mr Stork says...

Arthur Fonzarelli wrote:
So an MP can steal thousands of pounds then say sorry and all is forgiven. The rest of us must be punished for doing wrong because that is the sort of twisted society we live in.
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Fonzarelli[/bold] wrote: So an MP can steal thousands of pounds then say sorry and all is forgiven. The rest of us must be punished for doing wrong because that is the sort of twisted society we live in.[/p][/quote]Well said! Mr Stork
  • Score: 1

7:05am Sat 26 Apr 14

UndergroundOverground says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
UndergroundOvergroun

d has gone quiet this week!
Whats the matter Time Of The Month or has the cat bit your tongue?
Friend of yours was it???
Well here we go, one 13 months ago, got 13 months ish, another one under the eye and now this one?
At least kavanagh & Alston A.K.A: Bodie & Doyle, have got their fingers on the pulse/button and getting it sorted.
Mind you this is the tip of the iceberg on this issue.
How many times you sad littletle muppet, As we have established many times I have nothing whatsoever to do with the police or local council. What's your story Jack failed council worker or police officer who couldnt cut it and now so bitter and twisted by your own failure you're left using the local newspaper website to act like some sort of soap box to try and undermine your previous employers? Get a life you clown as you've proven many a time you know absolutely nothing.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: UndergroundOvergroun d has gone quiet this week! Whats the matter Time Of The Month or has the cat bit your tongue? Friend of yours was it??? Well here we go, one 13 months ago, got 13 months ish, another one under the eye and now this one? At least kavanagh & Alston A.K.A: Bodie & Doyle, have got their fingers on the pulse/button and getting it sorted. Mind you this is the tip of the iceberg on this issue.[/p][/quote]How many times you sad littletle muppet, As we have established many times I have nothing whatsoever to do with the police or local council. What's your story Jack failed council worker or police officer who couldnt cut it and now so bitter and twisted by your own failure you're left using the local newspaper website to act like some sort of soap box to try and undermine your previous employers? Get a life you clown as you've proven many a time you know absolutely nothing. UndergroundOverground
  • Score: -4

7:49pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

HARRY438 wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
HARRY438 wrote:
Name him -the public have a right to know!
It might not be a male....
Thats why naming is soooooo important.
None of your business soapy...
[quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: Name him -the public have a right to know![/p][/quote]It might not be a male....[/p][/quote]Thats why naming is soooooo important.[/p][/quote]None of your business soapy... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -3

8:06pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

seikothrill wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
seikothrill wrote:
Disappointing no names released or charges brought about. Article clearly states 'unlawfully accessed information' so I assume charges will be brought against this individual Whenever other criminals are found guilty their names are released One rule for citizens one rule for the force
hardly crime of the century, given what else goes on, unpunished..... the action by the police is proportionate in this case, no job, pension gone, and as supermadmax says, they should be applauded for it.....
You are correct Pembury53 it isn't crime of the century but it is STILL a crime.

When I made a mis-judgment in 1995 I received a £150 fine yet had my name, address and age on a half page spread in the local Kent paper incident occurred in as well the Evening Gazette.

One rule for the force. He should be named and shamed. Why are Essex Police hushing this up?
So your a criminal, don't expect any sympathies from me, you were named and shamed, for the protection of others, due to the guilt, on your behalf.
Now stand in the corner...
[quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Disappointing no names released or charges brought about. Article clearly states 'unlawfully accessed information' so I assume charges will be brought against this individual Whenever other criminals are found guilty their names are released One rule for citizens one rule for the force[/p][/quote]hardly crime of the century, given what else goes on, unpunished..... the action by the police is proportionate in this case, no job, pension gone, and as supermadmax says, they should be applauded for it.....[/p][/quote]You are correct Pembury53 it isn't crime of the century but it is STILL a crime. When I made a mis-judgment in 1995 I received a £150 fine yet had my name, address and age on a half page spread in the local Kent paper incident occurred in as well the Evening Gazette. One rule for the force. He should be named and shamed. Why are Essex Police hushing this up?[/p][/quote]So your a criminal, don't expect any sympathies from me, you were named and shamed, for the protection of others, due to the guilt, on your behalf. Now stand in the corner... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 1

9:07am Thu 1 May 14

stopmoaning1 says...

HARRY438 wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
HARRY438 wrote:
Name him -the public have a right to know!
It might not be a male....
Thats why naming is soooooo important.
So what will you do if you find out the name?

This person was sacked from their job, no employer publishes a name of somebody they sacked.

Are you getting confused between sacked and convicted of a criminal offence?
[quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: Name him -the public have a right to know![/p][/quote]It might not be a male....[/p][/quote]Thats why naming is soooooo important.[/p][/quote]So what will you do if you find out the name? This person was sacked from their job, no employer publishes a name of somebody they sacked. Are you getting confused between sacked and convicted of a criminal offence? stopmoaning1
  • Score: 1

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