Jasna Badzak case (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4240
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you outline what disciplinary action would be taken against officers who used their professional position to block critics of a particular political party which they support?

Answer

Answer for Jasna Badzak case (2)

Answer for Jasna Badzak case (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Police officers are not permitted to engage in any form of political activity (Schedule 1 of The Police Regulations 2003) with the exception of standing for election as a Parish Councillor. Officers and staff should also not engage in the activities of any organisation which is likely to undermine staff or public confidence in the commitment to observe the principles of equality.

Officers must also remain impartial in respect to their political views whilst engaged on official duties. If an officer were found to have used their professional position in such a manner as to call into question their impartiality MPS discipline procedures and / or criminal proceedings would be invoked.