Ten cops were found at an illegal lockdown party in a house by their own colleagues when the Covid legislation clearly stated that no one should mix with other households.
On 15 May at 8:46pm the police were called to a gathering as a house in Hove, East Sussex were they found their own colleagues who were off duty at the party.
Ten police officers were handed a £200 fixed penalty notice, each for breaching the Covid rules which were in place at the time.
An acting sergeant and a police constable who were at the illegal party have now been sanctioned by the Professional Standards Department.
Spokeswoman said, “An internal investigation carried out into the incident resulted in one of the police officers involved being given a written warning and an acting police sergeant given reflective practice, which requires officers to reflect on their actions and to improve their performance.”
Detective Superintendent Rachel Carr said, “We have taken COVID-related breaches very seriously and we do not tolerate this kind of behaviour which falls below the standards we expect of our officers and staff.”
There has been a significant decrease in public trust in the police, for the second year in a row, accroding to the Ipsos MORI Veracity Index, which is the longest-running poll on trust in professions in Britain.
Having said that, this score is little different to the average level of trust recorded in the police since 1983.
There is no difference between men and women on trust in the police, with 64% of the former and 63% of the latter saying they trust them to tell the truth.