Legally qualified chairs sought for police misconduct hearings

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore is joining PCCs from across the Eastern region to recruit up to ten legally qualified chairs (LQCs) to join their LQC Panel to preside over misconduct hearing panels. These panels involve serious misconduct cases and are an important aspect of the disciplinary rules that govern the police, helping to ensure public trust and confidence is maintained.

Applications are sought from qualified lawyers who can demonstrate integrity and independence of mind, commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, sound judgement and an objective approach to the issues presented. Successful candidates will be part of a list of 25-30 LQCs who will be selected to sit on hearings involving police officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies. These hearings can last a few days and it is expected that members of the panel will have sufficient availability to undertake this work. Training is provided and attendance is expected from LQCs.

Further information about the role is available on the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner website. The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 25 September.