A MARRIED police officer who was caught organising an affair with his cop lover will be allowed to keep his job after a misconduct probe.
Deputy Chief Constable Nev Kemp was organising a hotel fling with married officer Rachael Johnson over the phone, when her fellow cop husband heard the saucy conversation via a doorbell camera.
Deputy Chief Constable Nev Kemp was organising a hotel fling with married officer Rachael JohnsonCredit: Refer to Caption
Sergeant Rachael Johnson pictured with husband Ross Johnson
Sargent Ross Johnson, 40, then confronted Mr Kemp and reported him to other senior officers at Surrey Police.
Now Mr Kemp, 48, has been given a final chance after apologising to a misconduct panel, it was revealed today.
Mrs Johnson worked on personnel matters and criminal justice in the Surrey Police force and was understood to have been honest about her relationship with Mr Kemp, following confrontations by her heartbroken husband.
Having failed to disclose the sordid affair against police policy which could have caused a “conflict of interest,” an independent panel concluded that Surrey Police Deputy Chief Constable Mr Kemp HAD breached the standards of professional behaviour.
Rachel’s husband heard the saucy conversation via a doorbell cameraCredit: Amazon
However, today, it was revealed he was given a chance and handed a final written warning which will be valid for two years following the misconduct hearing.
Speaking about the panel’s verdict Surrey Chief Constable Gavin Stephens said: “This is a proportionate outcome.
“DCC Kemp did fall short of the standards expected of a senior police officer, but through his own admission has accepted his responsibility and has apologised for his actions.
“He remains in his role and is committed to serving the public of Surrey.”
Surrey’s previous deputy chief constable Jeremy Burton “retired” in February over an “inappropriate relationship” with a female inspector.
Successor Mr Kemp joined the force in 2017 from neighbouring Sussex.
A source previously told The Sun: “Rachael and the deputy chief constable worked closely together. One thing has seemingly led to another.”
It is against guidelines for officers to have relationships within the same team.