It also heard that “predatory” Reed would have been dismissed without notice from South Wales police for “orchestrating” the encounters if he had not already quit after allegations were made against him. The panel chairwoman, Emma Boothroyd, said: “The encounters were planned by former police sergeant Reed, but nevertheless PC Dicks was aware of the purpose of meeting him.”. He is said to have engaged in sexual activity with PC Jemma Dicks, as well as with a community support officer, and is due to answer to three alleged breaches of conduct next week in relation to authority, respect and courtesy, duties and responsibilities, and discreditable conduct. It says: “Whilst this officer was sitting in his office addressing that matter he used his mobile telephone to take a number of photographs of her feet. “She prioritised her sexual encounter over her responsibilities as a police officer.”. This article is more than 2 months old. He has since disclosed that he did so because he has a foot fetish.”. Boothroyd said Dicks did not deliberately set out to have sex at work and while on duty, and was experiencing “very difficult family circumstances” at the time following the death of her police officer father. Cardiff. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. NewsNow aims to be the world's most accurate and comprehensive aggregator of Cardiff news, covering the latest news on what's going on in the Welsh city of Cardiff from the best online news publications. The notice by South Wales police reads that the female officer from professional standards was taking a statement from Dicks in Reed’s office when the incident happened. Three separate allegations facing Reed, who left the force in January 2019, were also found proven, amounting to gross misconduct. Reed also admitted having sex with an unnamed female community support officer, who has since become a police officer, at the same station, but denied it was while he was on duty. Police forces now have to hold most disciplinary hearings in public and issue public notices announcing them. Reed is also accused on 29 May 2018 of having sex with a police community support officer at the station while on duty. Adam Reed also facing disciplinary charges for allegedly secretly taking photos of a colleague’s feet, Last modified on Tue 4 Aug 2020 17.58 EDT. Dicks is working in her force’s incident resolution team, where officers deal with matters over the phone which do not require a police callout. The panel head also referred to testimonials from Dicks’ colleagues that she was a “hard-working, diligent officer”, and that it was unlikely she would repeat her conduct. The session was told that Dicks’ decision to perform sex acts on Reed between November 2017 and August 2018 – including once while she was on duty – was a “serious breach of professional behaviour” and amounted to gross misconduct. NEW Asda supermarket in Bridgend threatened with closure for coronavirus rule breach. She was told the final written warning would last for 18 months, and any future misconduct within that time could lead to her dismissal. Cardiff police officer given final warning over sex acts at work. It is alleged that on 9 October 2018, Reed, 40, used his mobile phone to take the clandestine photos of the feet of an officer from the force’s professional standards department while on duty at Cardiff central police station. He had admitted only one encounter with Dicks at the police station, while he accepted another allegation of covertly taking photographs of the feet of another female colleague because he had a “foot fetish”. The hearing heard that ‘predatory’ Adam Reed would have been dismissed without notice from South Wales police if he had not already quit. Cardiff central police station was the location where Reed and Dicks engaged in sexual activity while on duty, between November 2017 and August 2018, according to South Wales police. Boothroyd said that the panel did not accept they were spur-of-the-moment encounters, and said her conduct “had the effect of diverting her attention from her duties and the use of the police station for these purposes was disrespectful to colleagues and members of the public. Follow the latest news for Cardiff in South Glamorgan, Wales, UK - Local news and information in your area. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you. Jemma Dicks, 28, was said to have brought the reputation of the police service into disrepute after she performed oral sex on ex-sergeant Adam Reed, 40, on at least three occasions at Cardiff Central police station. He allegedly later confessed he had a foot fetish. Every story from every site is brought to you automatically and continuously 24/7, within around 10 minutes of publication. Dicks broke into tears after receiving the decision, having heard that a finding that her actions amounted to gross misconduct would leave the panel with the power to dismiss her without notice. Cardiff central police station was the location where Reed and Dicks engaged in sexual activity while on duty, between November 2017 and August 2018, according to South Wales police. A police constable has been given a final written warning after she admitted carrying out sex acts on a senior officer at their police station. The hearing was previously told that married father-of-two Reed had “manipulated” the female officer during their 10-month affair, with the younger woman looking up to him as a replacement for her father. On Thursday, a misconduct hearing was told that although her actions had damaged the reputation of the police service, she had not sought to cover up the episodes and had expressed “genuine remorse”.