AN OFF-DUTY special constable who rigged up blue lights on his car to flag down motorists has been fined for misconduct.

Former Special Constable Kamran Hussain’s case was one of three disciplinary hearing outcomes that have been placed on West Yorkshire Police’s website.

The other cases involved PC Julie Wilby who was found to be unfit for work due to drink and PC Dean Wolstencroft who was dismissed after being alleged to have assaulted his former partner.

Ex SC Hussain attended a misconduct hearing which heard that on April 28, 2019, whilst off duty, he drove along Manchester Road in Huddersfield in a vehicle fitted with flashing blue lights in the windscreen.

The professional standards website says ex-SC Hussain then used these blue lights to stop another road user and identified himself as a police officer. The police were called and ex-SC Hussain was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a police officer.

Once it was established that he was in fact a serving special constable, ex-SC Hussain was further arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office.

On September 9, 2019, ex-SC Hussain pleaded guilty to using a vehicle on a road fitted with a blue warning beacon/special warning lamp/device resembling and received a fine of £119, £85 court costs and a £30 surcharge to fund victim services. The charges were proved and the officer would have been dismissed from the Force had he still been serving.

In the case of PC Wilby it was alleged that she started her shift at 7am on September 24, 2019, after driving to work from her home address, a distance of about 3.2 miles. At 8am she was required to undergo a breathalyser procedure on a handheld breathalyser.

The reading was 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, which is the legal limit for driving. It was alleged that PC Wilby attended work and commenced her shift when she was unfit for duty. The charge was proved and the officer received a final written warning.

A charge that she drove to work while she may have been over the limit was dismissed by the Panel.

PC Wolstencroft was alleged to have assaulted his former partner at their home address on multiple occasions during their relationship. The charges were proved and the officer was dismissed without notice.

A Force spokesperson said: “West Yorkshire Police expects the highest standards of professional behaviour from our officers and staff, both on and off duty. We take any allegations that an employee’s conduct has fallen below these expected standards very seriously and ensure it is appropriately investigated.

“Where an alleged breach of the police service’s Code of Ethics could result in an officer’s dismissal from the Force, a misconduct hearing is held."

"Unlike in most other professions, these hearings are generally open to the public, allowing people to see that the police disciplinary system is fair and effective. The decision on whether an individual should be dismissed from the Force is made by a panel, which is chaired by a legally-qualified representative who is independent of the police.”