Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Nick Adderley is to face an accelerated disciplinary hearing into allegations of gross misconduct.
Allegations against Mr Adderley were made to the Office of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in July 2023. In line with the statutory guidance, the allegations were referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
The IOPC is carrying out an investigation and in a report has assessed, based on the evidence gathered to date, that there is a case to answer for gross misconduct.
Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has now accepted this passes the tests for an accelerated disciplinary hearing. A hearing will now be convened at the earliest opportunity.
The hearing will be carried out by an independent panel that will consist of a Legally Qualified Chair (LQC), a representative of His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and an independent panel member.
The date, time and arrangements for the hearing will be announced later.
Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold said: “I am grateful to the Independent Office for Police Conduct for the work it has carried out to date into the allegations against Chief Constable Nick Adderley. I am now convening an independent panel to consider the allegations.”
Mr Adderley is suspended from Northamptonshire Police and Acting Chief Constable Ivan Balhatchet continues to lead the Force at this time.