PCC statement following accelerated misconduct hearing
Today, a misconduct hearing concluded that a former Wiltshire Police officer, if still serving, would have been dismissed after starting an inappropriate relationship with a vulnerable woman.
Former PC, Christopher Grant, who resigned from his role earlier this year, started a sexual and improper emotional relationship with the woman which would be regarded as an abuse of position for a sexual purpose.
Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Wilkinson said: “Former PC Christopher Grant’s exploitation and grooming of a vulnerable woman is simply shameful. My thoughts are with the victim in this case who had the courage to speak up and challenge his behaviour.
“Wiltshire Police acted swiftly to suspend former PC Grant earlier this year and he would have been dismissed immediately had he not resigned.
“Chief Constable Roper has my full support in rooting out those in Wiltshire Police who seek to abuse their position of trust. It will not be tolerated.”