Lincolnshire PCSOs resign over computer misuse

Two police community support officers have resigned after an inquiry into the misuse of work computers.

Lincolnshire Police said the officers from Grantham and Stamford, who have not been named, had committed "procedural policy-type offences".

In a separate incident, another PCSO from Grantham resigned after one of their associates was "deemed unsuitable" by the force.

A police spokesman said none of the issues were criminal offences.

'Strict rules'

Supt Rick Hatton, from Lincolnshire Police's professional standards department, said: "Lincolnshire Police can confirm that a police and community support officer from the Grantham area recently resigned after being spoken to by a supervisor regarding one of their associates.

"This person was deemed unsuitable given the role of the PCSO within the Lincolnshire Police.

"We can also confirm that after an investigation two other PCSOs have left the force. The inquiry centred on the inappropriate use of the force IT systems. One PCSO from Grantham and one stationed at Stamford resigned.

"There are strict rules and policies governing the use of police information technology systems. There are a number of security systems, checks and balances in place to identify and interrupt any use of IT systems which does not comply with force policy or which may be illegal."

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