Officer dismissed from the MPS

11 January 2013

New Scotland Yard

An officer has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service following a misconduct hearing today (11 January).

Christopher Exley (8.10.79 - 33 yrs), a PC based in Specialist Operations was dismissed after pleading guilty to four counts of making indecent images of children following a proactive investigation by the Met's Paedophile Unit.

"The MPS are often responsible for the welfare of children and young people."

The Misconduct Hearing's panel found that PC Exley's actions brought serious discredit on the MPS.

Public confidence is damaged when police officers do not demonstrate the highest standards of professional behaviour both on and off duty.

Commander Allan Gibson, Directorate of Professional Standards, said:

"PC Exley has let everyone in the Metropolitan Police Service down. The MPS are often responsible for the welfare of children and young people.

"It should be noted that he was identified and held to account by officers who I am sure are appalled that a colleague should have been engaged in these crimes."

Christopher Exley appeared at Southwark Crown Court on 10 December 2012 and pleaded guilty to four counts of making indecent images of children.

He is due to be sentenced at the same venue on the 14 January.