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Prosecution of ex-Wiltshire Police Officer Darren Jennings PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 July 2014 01:57

Darren Jennings, 41, has been found guilty and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for misconduct in a public office at the Central Criminal Court.

In September 2010, Jennings was a serving Wiltshire police officer.

He provided information to a national newspaper (The Sun) in relation to another police officer who was facing criminal proceedings. He asked for £10,000 in exchange for information and salacious gossip about the police officer and other individuals.

We can confirm that there is no evidence of wrong-doing by the officers named by Jennings and no action is being taken against them.

This week the new Code of Ethics has become a Code of Practice for all who work in policing. It sets out the principles and standards of behaviour that are expected of all of us. Clearly, this case demonstrates the importance of ethical and professional behaviour.

The dishonest actions of this officer for his own personal financial gain could have impacted on live criminal proceedings and caused harm to those he sought to sell information about.

Mr Jennings is no longer a serving police officer, he was dismissed from the force in December 2013 following a disciplinary hearing regarding a separate matter.

He has appealed against his dismissal and a review of this decision will be carried out by an independent panel in due course.

It is right and proper that Jennings has been tried before the courts and justice has been done."

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