Metropolitan Police officer sacked after failing drugs test

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been sacked for failing a drugs test.
A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been sacked for failing a drugs test.

DC Stephen Proctor was found to have more than 2600ng/ml amphetamine and 4000ng/ml of methamphetamines in his system

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A Metropolitan Police officer has been sacked after failing a drugs test.

DC Stephen Proctor, who was attached to the South East Basic Command Unit, was found to have more than 2600ng/ml amphetamine and 4000ng/ml of methamphetamines in his system from a drugs test taken on April 20.

The officer was dismissed after assistant commissioner Helen Ball found that the officer had committed Gross Misconduct in relation to all allegations and DC Proctor was dismissed without notice.

He will now be placed on the College of Policing barred list meaning he cannot serve as a police officer or in a number of other related roles in the future.

Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry, commander for policing in Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley, said: "The actions of this former officer are incredibly disappointing and fall far below the rigorous values and standards that we strive to uphold in this BCU.

"Quick and appropriate action was taken when it was suspected that he had been using prohibited substances and as a result he has now been rightfully dismissed.

"Our communities deserve the best of its police officers and that kind of behaviour has no place at all in the Met.”