Disgraced Dorset police officer is discovered responsible of gross misconduct after ‘inappropriately touching’ and making ‘sexually specific’ remarks to 6 feminine colleagues

  • PC Christopher Maidment made unsolicited bodily contact to colleagues
  • The disgraced police officer additionally made sexually specific feedback to them 
  • He was advised he would have been sacked had he not already resigned his publish
  • Improper conduct happened each on and off obligation, in particular person and through messages










A disgraced police officer has been discovered responsible of gross misconduct after ‘inappropriately touching’ feminine colleagues.

PC Christopher Maidment, who served with Dorset Police, made unsolicited bodily contact and sexually specific feedback to at the least six girls.

He was advised at a listening to in Exeter, Devon, that had he would have been sacked had he not already resigned his publish.

The improper conduct happened each on and off obligation, in particular person and through messages, between 2019 and 2021.

Christopher Maidment served with Dorset Police, whose Winfrith headquarters are pictured

Christopher Maidment served with Dorset Police, whose Winfrith headquarters are pictured

Mr Maidment had beforehand been warned about his behaviour however carried on appearing inappropriately.

He has been positioned on a ‘nationwide policing barred listing’ stopping him from being employed once more on this occupation.

The listening to happened in September however couldn’t be reported till now for authorized causes.

Dorset Police stated it liaised with the Crown Prosecution Service and it was determined that Mr Maidment wouldn’t be charged with a legal offence.

The improper conduct took place both on and off duty. The Dorset Police HQ is pictured

The improper conduct happened each on and off obligation. The Dorset Police HQ is pictured

Deputy Chief Constable Sam de Reya, of Dorset Police, stated: ‘I want to commend the bravery and braveness of the six girls and different witnesses who took the choice to step ahead and report this unacceptable behaviour.

‘The drive continues to supply assist to the victims and witnesses within the case and there was an intensive investigation by the Counter Corruption Unit.

‘There is no such thing as a place in policing for people to behave and offend on this method in opposition to their colleagues who have been within the office offering knowledgeable service to the general public.

‘We satisfaction ourselves on the standard of the individuals who work for Dorset Police and this abhorrent behaviour shouldn’t be indicative of the overwhelming majority of colleagues.

Mr Maidment had previously been warned about his behaviour. The Dorset Police HQ is above

Mr Maidment had beforehand been warned about his behaviour. The Dorset Police HQ is above

‘We promote an inclusive tradition the place everybody ought to really feel protected and thrive within the office.

‘This contains encouraging individuals to problem and report poor and unacceptable behaviour, which these girls did on this case.

‘We’ve not too long ago launched bystander coaching to assist remind those that have issues about a person or have witnessed behaviour to step ahead.

‘We’ve additionally launched a survivor’s group for our employees and officers who’ve been topic to gender-based violence, internally and externally to the organisation, to supply further assist and to form our future management and coverage.’

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