PCC Welcomes Punishment of Officer Guilty of Misconduct
Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd has welcomed the  sentencing of a Hertfordshire police officer convicted of Misconduct in Public Office. Following a trial at Luton Crown Court, Sam Floyd, who was a detective constable based in Rickmansworth prior to his suspension, was given a six months custodial sentence suspended for 12 months and was also ordered to undertake 200 hours unpaid work and pay £3,000 costs.
Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd said: “I am pleased that Sam Floyd has been brought to justice and will be punished for his crime. This case demonstrates that Hertfordshire Constabulary is determined to root out corruption in its ranks and takes the complaints of victims seriously. It sends out the strong message that it is essential that police uphold the highest standards of conduct throughout their duties and in their private lives. Officers and staff who do not uphold these standards must be identified and tackled robustly."
"Those who commit criminal acts should be dealt with speedily and brought to justice. The Constabulary proactively pursued this officer and he has been quite properly put before the courts. Whilst I am pleased by the Constabulary’s actions in this case, I will continue to oversee and scrutinise their anti-corruption focus and adherence to the highest standards that I, and the public, expect.”
The case related to a victim of attempted burglary who he visited whilst on duty and began an inappropriate relationship with. She had also been a victim of domestic abuse and Floyd took advantage of her vulnerability.
T/Deputy Chief Constable Bill Jephson said: “Firstly I want to thank the victim in this case who had the courage and confidence to come forward and report Sam Floyd which prompted a significant investigation into his conduct."
“He callously targeted this vulnerable victim but she has been able to see him held to account for his actions and I hope the sentencing gives her some sense of closure and reassurance that Hertfordshire Constabulary will take swift action when allegations like this emerge.”
In due course Floyd, 36, who has 14 years’ service, will appear before a misconduct hearing that will determine his future with the Force.