Reporting arrests and convictions


a) If a civil servant is arrested, charged with, subject to police investigations or found guilty of any criminal offence they must report the matter to their Accounting Officer without delay. An exception is a traffic offence for which the penalty did not include imprisonment or the suspension of their driving licence.

It is a disciplinary offence not to report any such offence and any civil servant who does not comply with this requirement, will be dealt with using the Disciplinary Procedures at Section B of these Regulations.

b) If the case appears serious enough to warrant it, the Accounting Officer should seek advice from the Office of Human Resources as soon as practicable and consider whether the Disciplinary Procedures need to be used.

Last updated August 2023 – Amendment 15-182