PC Neil Giffard Misconduct Hearing

Metropolitan Police Service

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Officer(s)

Constable (PC) Neil Giffard of Metropolitan Police Service View officer

Standards of professional behavior that have allegedly been breached

  • Conduct

Circumstances of Alleged Breaches

On 5 April 2022, whilst off duty, PC Giffard was observed by officers in plain clothes in a believed exchange with a male on a moped. PC Giffard was detained and searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. He was found to be in possession of three self-sealing bags containing white crystals. He was arrested and the crystals sent for laboratory analysis.

On 7 May 2022 laboratory analysis confirmed that the crystals contained 2.9g of Methylamphetamine Hydrochloride, a Class A controlled drug.

On 7 June 2022, at Croydon Magistrates’ Court, PC Giffard pleaded guilty to the offence of possession of a controlled substance. He was convicted and ordered to pay a fine of £400, £40 to fund victim services and £85 costs. This is a total of £525. The behaviour set out above is alleged to amount to gross misconduct and, if proven, would justify PC Giffard’s dismissal from The Metropolitan Police Service without notice.

Outcome

Mon 5th Sep 2022

Allegations Proven

  • Conduct

Sanction: Resigned

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Metropolitan Police Service
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 93 Misconduct Hearings
    86% held in public

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS / "the Met") is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the square mile of the City of London which is the responsibility of the City of London Police.

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