DI Simon Collins Misconduct Hearing

British Transport Police

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Officer(s)

Inspector Simon Collins of British Transport Police

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

On 6 September 2021, the Officer attended a three-day Modern Slavery Advanced Investigator’s Course in Glasgow. It was a residential event, and the Officers all stayed at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

On the 7th September at the same venue, DI Collins approached three other officers whilst they were eating dinner together and during his conversation with them he appeared to be intoxicated, his conversation with one of the female officers, made her feel uncomfortable. He also shared personal information with her and it is alleged that he touched her arm on at least five occasions.

On the 8th September 2021 about 09:00, one of the senior officers noticed that the DI Collins had not attended the course. When several attempts were made to contact him, no response was received. The Officer’s Senior Duty Officer was then alerted as there were concerns for DI Collins welfare, a with cause breath test was subsequently authorised and it is alleged that DI Collins refused to take the test and then knowingly made false, misleading and inaccurate statements to the Senior Duty Officer.

Outcome

Fri 26th Aug 2022

Allegations Proven

  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Orders and instructions

Sanction: Written Warning

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British Transport Police
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