Watson v Police Service of Northern Ireland [2024]

  • Decision Number
    NICA 7
  • Legal Body
    NI Court of Appeal (NICA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Disciplinary Panel; Police; Misconduct


The claimant applied to join the PSNI in 2016He completed a questionnaire as part of the security vetting procedure and he began training in 2017 formally attesting as a constable in June 2017. 

As part of the questionnaire the claimant failed to disclose two part-time jobs at retailers.   The reason why it is significant is that he was given a warning for gross misconduct in one job and was alleged to have made unauthorised payments to himself in the second job.   The claimant stated that these were ‘Saturday’ jobs and he was zero hours in the second jobWhen this came to light, a misconduct charge was brought against the

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This article is correct at 08/02/2024

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