Senior police office fined

A senior police officer sent home in disgrace from a conference has been fined following accusations of drunken and abusive behaviour.

A senior police officer sent home in disgrace from a conference has been fined following accusations of drunken and abusive behaviour.

Chief Supt Ray Adcock, formerly Eastern Area Commander in charge of Yarmouth and now in charge of neighbourhood policing for the whole of Norfolk, was alleged to have hurled abuse at Rick Naylor, the president of the Police Superintendents' Association, during its annual conference in Warwickshire last year.

It was claimed that Mr Adcock, 47, swore at a colleague's wife and bar staff at the £160-a-night De Vere Belfry Hotel, made derogatory remarks about a steel band that was performing there and harassed a female Metropolitan Police officer during a minibus ride to another hotel.

The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), managed an Essex police investigation into the claims. At a disciplinary hearing held by Norfolk police, Mr Adcock pleaded guilty to three charges of inappropriate behaviour and comments while under the influence of alcohol. He was fined 13 days' pay by the misconduct panel.

Len Jackson, the IPCC commissioner who oversaw the investigation, said the penalty was “appropriate and proportionate,” adding: “Whilst this incident was an extremely serious one, it is important also to remember that up to this point Chief Supt Adcock had an exemplary 30 year record as a serving officer.”

A Norfolk police spokesman said: “This unfortunate incident happened following a dinner in September 2005. The officer fully accepts his behaviour fell below the expected standards of a police officer and has fully apologised. The constabulary has now drawn a line under the matter.”

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Mr Adcock has served in Norfolk since 1977.