PC 699 Tia Watson Misconduct Hearing

Northamptonshire Police

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Constable 699 Tia Watson of Northamptonshire Police

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

1. The officer was issued with a basic driving authority and at all material times she was aware that her authority to drive a marked police vehicle on duty was limited to that which applied to the ‘basic operational’ driving authority referred to in the Policy. She was aware that the ‘basic operational’ driving authority did not permit her to;
a. Drive with emergency blue lights illuminated and/or siren activated
b. Use exemptions to contravene road traffic laws and/or Highway Code
c. Exceed the speed limit
d. Disregard traffic signs
e. Follow or pursue any other vehicle, or
f. Stop compliant vehicles except when driving a marked police vehicle


Particulars of Misconduct

PC Watson failed to follow reasonable instructions and/or was not diligent in the exercise of her duties and responsibilities in that her driving exceeded her basic driving authority and did not comply with the Policy.

PC Watson failed to be open and honest with a Sergeant when she told them that she did not use emergency blue lights and sirens other than to perform compliant stops and/or that the allegation that she had done otherwise was malicious.

The conduct overall tends to have an adverse effect on the reputation of policing and/or public confidence in policing




Tue 16th Aug 2022

Allegations Proven

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Conduct

Sanction: Dismissal Without Notice

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Northamptonshire Police
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 14 Misconduct Hearings
    86% held in public

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