Policing team members fired for gambling during work hours

BackgammonSeven members of a London policing team have been sacked after gambling during working hours. They also watched TV and polished their golf clubs in the office. The 7 fired or suspended officers include members of the Safer Neighbourhood Team. The gambling police officers reportedly played poker and backgammon. Visit our backgammon section for all information about this popular board game.

Fired, suspended and resigned

According to a police statement, the sanctions are the result of a research conducted by the Metropolitan Police Service's (MPS) Directorate of Professional Standards. Two police officers have been fired for serious breach of discipline, while 4 police constables have resigned. Additionally, one officer has been suspended and 3 others face criminal indictments.

Indiscipline at workplace

“The research revealed that the officers had gambled during work hours and had watched television. Their indiscipline at workplace also resulted in overtime fraud, while they often failed to work full shifts. One officer visited a fitness center whilst on duty, and another one polished his golf clubs during working hours,” read a statement from the south London Police.
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