Geoff Payne appointed as a Chair of Police Misconduct Panels
Following changes to the Police (Misconduct) Regulations 2012, allegations of serious misconduct against police officers will be dealt with by a panel consisting of a legally qualified chair, an officer of at least the rank of Superintendent and an independent person. Most of the hearings will be held in public.
The legally qualified chair will be responsible for making decisions about the calling of witnesses, publicity and other pre-hearing administrative matters.
From January 2016, Geoff Payne will act as a Legally Qualified Chair on a part-time basis. He will be dealing with cases arising within a number of police forces ranging from Northamptonshire to Cleveland. The time commitment will vary but will be around two weeks each year.