Harbir Chahil: Volunteer police officer who blagged his way into Government building sacked for dishonesty

The panel found gross misconduct was proven

The panel found gross misconduct was proven

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

An Enfield special constable who sneaked into a Government building under false pretenses has been dismissed from the Met for dishonesty. 

Special Constable Harbir Chahil got through the secure doors of the the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) by tailgating an employee, then produced his warrant card and said he was looking for someone on a "personal matter." 

Chahil also gave misleading accounts of why he was there to various members of staff.

SPC Chahil later made dishonest and misleading statements both in writing and in person to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards about why he used his warrant card inside the FSO building.

The officer faced a gross misconduct hearing on Monday, 27 November to answer allegations that his conduct breached the Met’s standards of professional behaviour in respect of ‘honesty and integrity’ and ‘discreditable conduct’. 

Having considered all of the evidence, the panel found gross misconduct proven and Chahil was dismissed without notice.

The special constable force is composed of volunteers and its members typically work 16 hours a week.