A FORMER West Mercia Police officer has been found to have breached four standards of professional behaviour.
The hearing into the conduct of Simon Albutt, a PC who has covered Alvechurch and Wythall, found the breach was so serious that he would have been dismissed without notice if he had not already resigned.
The hearing deemed there were several breaches – honesty and integrity, confidentiality, orders and instructions and discreditable conduct.
They related to conducting searches on police systems without a legitimate policing purpose.
He will now be added to the College of Policing Barred List and not be employable by the UK Police Service. The hearing is subject to the appeal process.
Deputy Chief Constable Julian Moss said: “We expect the highest standards of professional behaviour from all of our officers.
“Simon Albutt’s behaviour and actions while on duty breached the standards of behaviour that are essential in serving our communities, which is why he would have been dismissed from the force if he had not already resigned, and has been added to the College of Policing Barred List.”