PC Andrew HOPE Misconduct Hearing

West Mercia Police

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Officer(s)

Constable (PC) 21175 Andrew Hope of West Mercia Police View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Authority, respect and courtesy
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

It is alleged that between 15 and 18 September 2019, PC HOPE:

  • Engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional communication with “Female B,” a woman he met through the course of his duties using his force issue mobile phone, and
  • Attempted to conceal his inappropriate communication with her by moving the contact onto social media, and
  • Failed to notify the Head of Professional Standards of the nature of his contact with “Miss B,” contrary to West Mercia Force policy, and
  • Obtained a witness statement from “Female B,” when he knew, or ought to have known that this was not appropriate considering the manner in which he had previously engaged with her and by doing so could have compromised a live criminal investigation.

It is alleged that between the 21 and 22 February 2021, PC HOPE:

  • Engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional communication with “Female A,” a woman he met through the course of his duties using his force issue mobile phone, and
  • Failed to notify the Head of Professional Standards of the nature of his contact with “Miss A,” contrary to West Mercia Force policy.
  • It is alleged that on or about the 23 December 2019, PC HOPE made inappropriate use of his force issue mobile phone to download and store a sexually explicit image of a female for a non-policing purpose.
West Mercia Police
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 6 Misconduct Hearings
    67% held in public

West Mercia Police covers Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

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