Police Appeals Tribunals (PATs) hear appeals against the findings of gross misconduct brought by police officers or special constables. PATs are currently governed by Police Appeals Tribunal Rules 2020.
Members of the public can attend appeal hearings as observers but are not allowed to participate in proceedings. The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Lancashire is responsible for appointing the chair to conduct the proceedings.
Places are limited and will need to be booked in advance, preferably at least 48 hours before the hearing. Details of how to do this will be published with each hearing date. To comply with the rules of attendance, observers are required to provide the following when booking:
- email address
- contact telephone number
To book a place at a forthcoming hearing please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of the PCC for Lancashire
County Hall Preston
Details of officers and special constables and staff members who have been dismissed for conduct matters are published by the College of Policing unless certain exemptions apply.
To search the barred list for people who have been dismissed from policing through the Police Conduct and Performance Regulations and to read about the advisory list, and how both lists are used and maintained pleas use the following link to the College of Policing Website.