A POLICE officer accused of breaking the rules will face the heads of Thames Valley Police at a fresh misconduct hearing next week – but all the details are being kept a secret.

The only detail the force has revealed is that the serving police officer, who will be kept anonymous, is being questioned about an 'incident' that happened in December 2018.

Despite the meeting being held over a video conference, police heads have banned members of the public from attending because of a 'significant risk to health'.

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It will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, July 1 and 2.

If the accusations are true the officer will have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour expected of them in respect to the codes: Honesty and Integrity, Duties and Responsibilities, Discreditable Conduct, Confidentiality and Authority, Respect and Courtesy.

Sometimes a misconduct hearing is not held in public or only a part is heard in public.

To decide this, Thames Valley Police say the chairperson must take into account: national security; whether it interferes with the prevention or detection of crime; the welfare of the parties involved.

However, most of the time the meetings will be open to members of the public for 'transparency'.

Misconduct hearings are held to present the facts of the case and allow officers to give an explanation of their conduct and the circumstances surrounding the allegation.