A police officer accused of having sex with a colleague at work is to face a misconduct panel later this month, the force has said.
Also, it has been alleged that the officer, a detective constable, engaged in “inappropriate sexual text conversations” with the woman while they were both on duty in February last year.
The officer, a detective constable, is accused of gross misconduct and the internal disciplinary hearing will decide whether or not he is guilty.
He would face losing his job if found guilty of gross misconduct following the hearing, which is due to take place over three days from Wednesday, January 19.
In a statement, the force said that the officer had “sexual relations” with the woman while she was on duty and he wasn’t and that he had failed to “challenge or report” her conduct.
The full statement from Leicestershire Police said: “It is alleged that in February 2021, the conduct of the officer breached the standards of professional behaviour namely discreditable conduct, duties and responsibilities and failing to challenge/report in respect of his dealings with a female colleague.
“It is alleged that the officer had intimate and/or sexual relations with the colleague while on work premises and that he inappropriately engaged in sexual text conversation with her while on duty.
“It is also alleged that on other occasions, while not on work premises, the officer was aware that his colleague was on duty when they had intimate and/or sexual relations and that the he failed to challenge and/or report his colleague’s on-duty conduct.
“The conduct, if proved, amounts to gross misconduct.
“It has been determined by the chair of the hearing that it should be heard in private under regulation 39 of the Police Conduct Regulations 2020.”
The police have given members of the press and public the opportunity to challenge the decision to hold the hearing in private.