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Oak Bay cop nailed for disappearing for ‘extended periods’ during coffee breaks

OPCC report says cop needs re-training
An Oak Bay cop has been disciplined for disappearing during coffee breaks. (Photo: Pixabay)

An Oak Bay Police Department officer has been disciplined for “neglect of duty” for abusing the break times permitted by the service.

The annual report by the Office of Police Complaint Commissioner into substantiated allegations against officers detailed the case but didn’t name the officer in question or their rank.

The problem was the officer would disappear for “extended periods” during coffee and meal breaks.

“The department initiated an internal discipline investigation into the conduct of an Oak Bay Police Department (OBPD) member,” said the report. “According to the OBPD, the member had been absent from the office for extended periods, beyond the break times permitted by departmental policy. The member neglected to comply with OBPD policy in relation to the length of coffee and meal breaks.”

The OPCC report said the officer received a written reprimand and was ordered to go through re-training and complete police ethics accountability training.

Chris Campbell

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I joined the Victoria News hub as an editor in 2023, bringing with me over 30 years of experience from community newspapers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
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