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Lancashire Police officer axed over her ‘second job’
8:00pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
A TOP cop with more than 17 years service under her belt was dismissed from Lancashire Police.
The Lancashire Telegraph submitted a Freedom of Information request to discover how many police officers hold down a second job.
The sacked officer was a 43-year-old female officer working for Eastern division, which covers Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley.
She was dismissed for failing to declare and failing to give a truthful extent of her business interest in a teaching role in June 2011.
The Telegraph also asked how many officers had been disciplined for not declaring a second business interest, as the force’s terms of employment demand.
Between April 2008 and the present day, four officers have faced diciplinary action in relation to undeclared business interests.
Each of the cases were investigated by the force’s internal Professional Standards and judged on its own merits.
One was given management advice, two received written warnings and one was dismissed without notice.
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