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Police Appeal Tribunals

Police Appeals Tribunals (PATs) hear appeals against the findings of gross (serious) misconduct brought against serving police officers or special constables.  PATs are governed by the Police Appeals Tribunal Rules 2020, which were amended in 2015.  The amendments set out what may be published in respect of appeal hearings and allows for them to be held in public.

Members of the public and media can attend PATs as observers but are not allowed to participate in proceedings.  The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire (OPCC) is responsible for appointing the Chairperson who conducts the appeal hearing.

Attending a PAT

Seating at a PAT is usually limited and places will need to be booked in advance, preferably at least 48 hours before an appeal hearing is held.  Details of how to do this will be published along with the PAT date.  To comply with the rules of attendance, observers are required to provide the following when booking a place:

• Name
• Email address
• Contact telephone number

To book a place at a forthcoming PAT, please either email: or telephone 01522 212351.

Full details of the conditions of entry to Police Appeal Tribunals can be read by clicking here.

Upcoming PATs

Details of upcoming appeal hearings will appear here.

Previous PATs

Details of previous appeal hearings will appear here.