Hanover police officer resigns

Hanover Police Service has announced the resignation of Constable Robin Paige effective August 1st, 2018.

Chief Chris Knoll says they will not be making any further comments related to this Constable’s resignation and any inquires should be directed to the Police Services Act Prosecutor.

It was September of last year,  Constable Paige was subject to professional misconduct for arriving at the Hanover Police station with alcohol on his breath. 

He was there to sign the registry in accordance with his ongoing Police Services Act Notice of Suspension.

While signing the registry, another officer detected the odour of alcohol.

Constable Paige registered in the warning area on the breathalyzer.

His licence was suspended for three days.

A Code of Conduct investigation was launched and he was charged under the Police Services Act with one count of Discreditable Conduct.

Earlier that year, in June of 2107 the Ontario Civilian Police Commission ordered Hanover Police to hold a hearing to deal with misconduct charges that dated back to an incident in January of 2015. 

During that hearing, Constable Paige was ordered dismissed for issues relating to alcohol use on the job.

He successfully appealed that dismissal in November. 

He remained on paid suspension until his resignation this month.