Catterick Village man avoids jail term for police computer misuse

Teesside Crown Court.

A former North Yorkshire Police staff member who accessed and sent an email from a force laptop he was not authorised to use has been sentenced at court.

Daniel Campbell, 37, of Catterick Village, was an exhibits supervisor before he resigned in October 2023.

Campbell pleaded guilty to computer misuse and perverting the course of justice.

He was sentenced to eight-months’ imprisonment, suspended for a year, at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 14 December 2023.

The investigation was carried out by North Yorkshire Police’s Professional Standards and CID departments in June 2023.

North Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Elliot Foskett said: “The communities that we serve need to know that they can have complete trust in their police force.

“North Yorkshire Police expects the highest level of integrity from all officers and staff.

“We will not hesitate to prosecute individuals like Daniel Campbell who fall below this expectation and engage in unlawful conduct.”

1 Comment

  1. Why on earth would a jail sentence be appropriate for this type of crime anyway? No wonder prisons are overcrowded! There are far more suitable punishments available for non-violent miscreants, such as community service.

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