Statement following misconduct meeting for Deputy Chief Constable
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On Monday, 29 March an independent panel concluded that Deputy Chief Constable Nev Kemp did breach standards of professional behaviour by not disclosing a workplace relationship that had the potential to cause a conflict of interest, as required by national and local policy.
The independent panel was made up of a Legally Qualified Chair, a member of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and an Independent Member.
He has been given a final written warning, which will be valid for two years.
Following the private meeting, a period of time is given to review the panel decision which has now passed.
Speaking about the panel’s verdict, Chief Constable Gavin Stephens said: “This is a proportionate outcome. DCC Kemp did fall short of the standards expected of a senior police officer, but through his own admission has accepted his responsibility and has apologised for his actions. He remains in his role and is committed to serving the public of Surrey.”