PC Jemma Dicks, 28, allegedly carried out the sex acts at “various locations and dates” with her married sergeant in their busy city center police station in Cardiff, Wales over a ten-month fling.
On Monday, the hearing in Pencoed was told that PC Dicks accepted the allegations against her but argued that her breaches of professional behavior only amounted to misconduct – not gross misconduct.
Case presenter Barney Branston said only a finding of gross misconduct would leave the hearing panel with the power to dismiss the South Wales Police officer from the force.
The hearing was told that Mr Reed, who is also accused of three alleged breaches of conduct including the encounters with PC Dicks, had resigned from the force and would not be attending.
A Police Federation representative said he had been communicating with the former sergeant about the hearing through Mr Reed’s wife.
But Mr Branston said Mr Reed was claiming he only allowed PC Dicks to perform the sex act on him on one occasion.
Mr Branston said: ‘We rely on PC Dicks’ own admission there were multiple occasions for this activity.’
Mr Reed is also accused of having sex with an unnamed police community support officer while on duty at Cardiff Central on May 29 2018.
Then, on October 9 2018, he is accused of using his phone to covertly take photographs of the feet of a female officer from the force’s professional standards department while she was in his office.
Details of the allegations posted on South Wales Police’s website said: ‘He has since disclosed that he did so because he has a foot fetish.’
The hearing continues.
“It is alleged that on various dates between November 2017 and August 2018 PC Dicks gave PS Adam Reed oral sex in various locations at Cardiff Central Police Station.”
Sgt Reed – who has since left the force – is also accused of three charges discreditable conduct, including when another woman officer was due to take a statement from PC Dicks in his office.
“He did so covertly and without her consent. He has since disclosed that he did so because he has a foot fetish.”
Reed is also accused having oral sex with PC Dicks at the station and – during the middle of their affiar in May 2018 – of having sexual intercourse with another unamed serving PCSO while on duty at Cardiff Central.
Jemma joined Gwent Police as a special constable in 2013 at the age of 21 – and was based close to her father who served in the force’s roads policing unit and as a force driving instructor.