A POLICE officer was sacked on the spot after more than 20 years’ service for having a relationship with a woman while on duty.
PC Nigel Home, who worked for Hartlepool Police, was investigated about the allegation by Cleveland Police’s Professional Standards Department.
He was found to have had conducted an affair with a woman while working for the response team in Hartlepool.
The allegations are believed to have come to light after a complaint was made to the force.
The investigation also looked at the amount of time he was spending on his mobile phone during his time on duty.
His behaviour was uncovered in 2009 and the officer, who is a dad and in his late 40s, was dismissed from the force without notice following a misconduct hearing in August last year.
Details of PC Home’s dismissal have just emerged.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “A misconduct hearing took place on August 3 and 4 last year, following which a Cleveland Police officer was dismissed from the force without notice.
“He was dealt with for two matters of misconduct: forming and conducting a consensual relationship with a woman while on duty and excessive use of his personal mobile phone while on duty.”
It is believed PC Home, who lived in Endeavour Close, on Warrior Park, Seaton Carew, at the time of his dismissal and now lives in Ingham Grove, in the Fens area of Hartlepool, would have been eligible for retirement in the next few years on completion of his 30 years service in the force.
He refused to speak about the dismissal when approached by the Mail.