Open and Transparent Quality Mark 2016/17 and 2017/18

Why do we have legally qualified chairs for misconduct hearing panels?

Following a public consultation led by the Home Secretary in the autumn of 2014, changes were made to the police disciplinary system for the purposes of more transparency, independence and justice. This included holding police misconduct hearings in public (from May 2015) and replacing Chief police officers (as Chairs), with independent legally qualified chairs (from January 2016).