A senior police officer has been jailed for telling lies on his CV, which helped him reach the rank of superintendent.
The highly respected officer with Merseyside Police superintendent Michael will now face the prospect of finding a new job for being exposed as dishonest.
He provided misleading statements and fabricated information about himself to allow him to gain transfer and promotion.
Deputy Chief Constable Andy Cooke said “Martin’s actions were simply dishonest and criminal, you may see it as lying in a cv but it’s gross misconduct and something that cannot be tolerated”.
DCC Cooke went on to say “Martin is a dishonest man who will soon no longer be a police officer”.
Police launched an investigation after Martin attempted to transfer to the Met ahead of the Olympic Games, when he did not seek approval from a senior officer.
Police discovered a clear pattern of dishonestly having claimed he held a BSc in Risk and Security Management, further claiming he had implemented new policing strategies following the death of a Cornwall woman.
Marin of Oak Dene, Carlisle was jailed for 18 months.