How do I attend a misconduct hearing?
You can apply to attend a hearing by
completing a booking form, which is specific for each case and
will be available on our
upcoming hearings page once the details of a hearing is
How will I know if I am successful?
You will be sent a confirmation email
including a registration letter. You will be required to
produce your personal registration letter on arrival at the
hearing, along with photographic identification (for example, a
passport or driver’s licence) and confirmation of your address
(for example, a utility bill).
What is the purpose of a Public Hearing?
The purpose of a public hearing is to show
that the police disciplinary system is open and transparent and
that we hold officers who breach our standards of professional
behaviour, or those that are found guilty of misconduct,
accountable for their actions. Misconduct hearings are held to
present the facts of the case and allow police officers to give an
explanation of their conduct and circumstances surrounding the
allegation. Witnesses may also be called to give evidence.
Can I block book a hearing?
You can’t block book to attend a
hearing. Each booking will be for one individual
Can I use my mobile phone during the
As part of the
Conditions of Entry, all mobile phones, recording machines or
other electronic items must be switched to silent in the hearing
The use of recording or photographic equipment
is strictly forbidden in the hearing rooms. If you
are found to be using such equipment you will be asked to
Only accredited members of the press will be
allowed to use text-based communications for the purposes of
simultaneous reporting of proceedings if the person chairing or
conducting the proceedings is satisfied that it doesn’t interfere
with the orderly conduct of proceedings.
Can I park at venue on which the hearing is taking
No parking facilities are available at any of
the venues. Hearings are likely to be held at:
British Transport Police Force
Headquarters, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN
From Camden Town Underground Station head
straight down Camden Road past Sainsbury’s and cross the road at
the traffic lights.
Metropolitan Police, Empress State
Building, Lille Road, London SW6 1TR
From West Brompton Underground Station turn
left and head down Lillie Road. Empress State Building is situated
on your right approximately two minutes’ walk from the station.
The Holiday Inn, Camden Lock, 30
Jamestown Road, London NW1 7BY
From Camden Town Underground Station, turn right into Camden
High Street and left into Jamestown Road.
As misconduct hearings are now in public, will I be
able to see the hearing in its entirety?
Not necessarily. There may be occasions where
a misconduct hearing will not be held in public or a hearing is
part-heard. In order to decide this, the chair must take into
account a number of considerations, including (but not limited
to) national security, whether it interferes with the prevention or
detection of crime, and the welfare of parties involved.
If the chair decides that the evidence to be
given by a witness or any other person should not be disclosed in
public, they may direct that the public is excluded.
Can I attend if I am a wheelchair user?
Due to the limited amount of accessible spaces
available, and for safety reasons, only one wheelchair user per day
can be admitted. If you are a wheelchair
user, please mark the relevant box on the booking form. If you
need another person to accompany you, their name must be provided
on the booking form.
What is the minimum age to attend?
You must be 18 years old or over.
Are there conditions I need to adhere to?
You must have read and understood the
Who should I contact if I need to cancel a
Please email us at PublicHearing@btp.pnn.police.uk
and provide your booking reference number.