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Former Beds DC barred after shouting at a member of the public

The former DC had resigned from the force.

A former officer has been barred after he shouted and swore at a member of the public while off duty.

The behaviour was found to amount to gross misconduct and Chief Constable Trevor Rodenhurst said Luke Moore would have been dismissed without notice had he still be serving. 

The incident took place in Wellingborough in August 2021. The woman reported the incident to the police and Mr Moore later received a Community Resolution Order for a Section 5 Public Order Offence.

He then failed to declare this, and a family member, on his vetting form when applying for another role.

Bedfordshire told Police Oracle that the role was an internal move and that their staff are regularly re-vetted.

“We spotted it before progressing with the application and that’s how [the] Professional Standards Department was made aware.

“The vetting issue was secondary to the gross misconduct which was largely focussed on the behaviour in the incident.”

Chief Constable Rodenhurst said: “I expect my officers to display a high standard of personal conduct towards members of the public while both on and off duty.

“I was appalled by the behaviour displayed by this former officer, and this was a clear case of gross misconduct warranting a dismissal.

“Any lesser outcome in this case would in my view fail to maintain public confidence and trust in the force.”

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