BREAKING NEWS: Two senior Northamptonshire Police officers being investigated by IPCC over potential ‘gross misconduct’

Deputy Chief Constable Martin Jelley
Deputy Chief Constable Martin Jelley

Two deputy chief constables of Northamptonshire Police are being investigated regarding potential gross misconduct.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announced today that it has issued notices of investigation in regards to Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) Andrew Frost and outgoing DCC Martin Jelley of Northamptonshire Police.

The IPCC is investigating Mr Frost’s involvement in a Professional Standards Department investigation and whether it was appropriate.

It is also investigating Mr Jelley’s conduct in relation to the delay in the referral of Mr Frost’s conduct to the IPCC.

IPCC Commissioner James Dipple-Johnstone will oversee the investigation.

In a statement, Chief Cnstable Adrian Lee said he was aware of the investigation but said it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.

He said: “As the Chief Constable for Northamptonshire I am the appropriate authority for conduct matters relating to DCC Jelley and ACC Frost. The force will fully cooperate with the IPCC in their investigations into these matters.

“As DCC Jelley moves to become the Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police the appropriate authority for his investigation will move to become the

responsibility of PCC Ron Ball.”