A TOP female cop and a police firearms instructor face a criminal probe for allegedly having sex with each other on duty.
Chief Insp Clare Riley, 37, is accused of romping with Andy Wolstencroft, 49, at their force’s headquarters, in a police car and a hotel during a conference.
Staffordshire Police Chief Insp Clare Riley faces a criminal probe along with a firearms instructor for allegedly having sex with each other on duty
They have been issued with disciplinary letters and warned they may have broken the law.
It is alleged Riley, a divorced mum-of-three, had sex with Wolstencroft behind the back of her boyfriend PC Ben Caddick — a gun cop with Staffordshire Police’s Tactical Support Team.
Dad-of-two Wolstencroft, a retired firearms officer who is now an instructor, was at the time in a long-term relationship with former Staffordshire Police physical training instructor Jaime Hibbert, 35.
Riley was promoted to her £55,000-a-year post in 2013 by former Assistant Chief Constable Julian Blazeby, who left the force several weeks later.
She ended her five-year marriage to ex-Staffordshire Police PC Karl Riley, 42, in 2016.
The Sun understands Riley dated both Wolstencroft and Caddick last year.
Wolstencroft previously served in the firearms unit where PC Caddick is an officer.
A friend said: “Obviously she is a high-ranking police officer and there is now an investigation. There are allegations of shagging in hotel rooms, shagging in police HQ and shagging in a police car. It’s crazy.”
Staffordshire Police’s Performance and Standard’s Unit received allegations of misconduct against Wolstencroft and Riley in December.
Last week a force spokesman said that no one has been suspended from duty.
The pair have been served with regulation notices amid allegations that their behaviour breached the standards of professional behaviour under Police Conduct Regulations.
Some of the allegations may constitute criminal offences and their conduct and the investigation remains under constant review, The Sun understands.
A spokesman said: “Staffordshire Police can confirm there is currently an ongoing investigation by the force’s professional standards unit following an allegation of a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour by two members of staff.
“The allegation, which was made in December, concerns a serving police officer and a current member of police staff.
“The matter was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, who decided the investigation would remain as a local investigation for the force.
“The two members of staff have not been suspended
“We expect the highest standards of behaviour and integrity from all our staff and any allegation someone has fallen below these standards will always be thoroughly investigated.”
Wolstencroft and Riley both refused to comment.