PC Mark Crompton

Hertfordshire Constabulary

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Officer(s)

Constable (PC) Mark Crompton of Hertfordshire Constabulary View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

Allegation 1 – It is alleged that during 2012 and 2013, PC Crompton was in a casual sexual relationship with Ms A. On 30 December 2012, PC Crompton was on duty crewed with PC B. Ms A was collected in a police vehicle without a legitimate policing purpose, PC Crompton and PC B were present in the police vehicle. Ms A was drunk and/or had been drinking alcohol, PC Crompton was aware of this. Ms A exposed herself whilst in the police vehicle, PC B took explicit photographs of Ms A. PC Crompton was aware of this and failed to stop it or report it.

Allegation 2 – On 4 January 2013, PC Crompton was on duty crewed with PC B, they attended the home address of Ms A without a legitimate policing purpose. Ms A was encouraged to use a sex toy, PC Crompton took a photograph of PC B in uniform standing next to Ms A whilst she was naked from the waist down. PC Crompton was present whilst further explicit photos were taken of Ms A.

Allegation 3 – PC Crompton failed to adequately report or challenge PC B following either of the events in Allegation 1 or 2.

PC Crompton’s actions amount to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Authority, Respect & Courtesy; Orders & Instructions; Discreditable Conduct; Challenging & reporting improper conduct. The matters set out above, whether considered separately or cumulatively, amount to Gross Misconduct and are so serious as to justify dismissal.

Outcome

Wed 16th Feb 2022

Allegations Proven

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Orders and instructions
  • Conduct
  • Challenging and reporting improper conduct

Sanction: Dismissal Without Notice

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Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 12 Misconduct Hearings
    75% held in public

Hertfordshire Constabulary is the territorial police force responsible for policing the county of Hertfordshire in England. Its headquarters is in Welwyn Garden City.

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