Policeman charged with corruption

A POLICE officer has been charged with corruption offences after an investigation by the NSW Police Force’s Professional Standards Command.

It will be alleged the male detective senior constable, who is attached to a specialist command, had dealings with a number of criminal associates to whom he provided confidential police information.

He was arrested just after 11.30am today on the NSW North Coast, with police also conducting a number of related search warrants.

It will be alleged substances believed to be steroids were located during the search warrants.

They will undergo forensic examination.

The 39-year-old officer has been charged with corruption, disclosure of personal information and two counts each of misconduct by a holder of public office and unauthorised access of restricted data held in computer.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on June 27.

Inquiries by officers from the Professional Standards Command are continuing.

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