Officer found to have committed gross misconduct

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An officer who refused to provide a sample for a drugs test has been found to have committed gross misconduct.

On May 3 this year former PC Elton Borg had been asked to take part in a drug test but refused.

An Essex Police misconduct hearing held at Essex Police HQ, chaired by Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington, on Tuesday August 2 found he had breached the professional standards of behaviour relating to orders and instructions and discreditable conduct.

The panel found that if PC Borg, who had been based in the west of the county, had not already resigned he would have been dismissed.

Chief Constable Harrington said: “I expect the highest standards of behaviour from every officer or member of staff at Essex Police.

“All officers need to be fit for duty, and be ready to prove that should they be asked to, to ensure they are best place to protect and serve the people of Essex.

“Former PC Borg’s behaviour fell well below the standards I expect.”

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