A FORMER police officer has broken his silence and told of the bullying he received while he was a serving officer in Jersey.
Now living in Australia, former firearms officer Chris Holmes has alleged how he received rats’ tails in the post and had his car trashed for giving evidence in court against corrupt fellow officers. He has claimed that senior management forced him out of the force because he criticised former deputy police chief Lenny Harper for the way he responded to an armed siege in 2006.
Mr Holmes (37) and his wife Rebecca (28), who was also a States police officer, both claim that they left the force because of internal bullying behaviour. They are now serving officers in Australia.
The new acting police chief officer, David Warcup, has since warned that bullying and harassment will not be tolerated. He said: ‘The welfare of staff and how they feel at work continues to be a priority for the States police. We are aware that in the past, concerns have been expressed about bullying and other similar issues within the workplace. We are taking action to address this.’
• Picture: Chris Holmes as a firearms officer in the States police