Ex-Hertfordshire constable Adrian Moir fined over data breach
A former constable from Hertfordshire has been fined after using police systems to access information about his friends.
Adrian Moir, 45, of Valley Walk, Rickmansworth, resigned from Hertfordshire Police soon after an investigation was launched by anti-corruption officers.
He admitted four counts of breaching the Data Protection Act.
Basildon Crown Court ordered him to pay a total of more than £2,000.
He was fined £250 for each of the four offences, told to pay £1,000 in court costs and £15 to victims of crime.
After the hearing, a Hertfordshire Police spokeswoman said: "An investigation was launched by anti-corruption officers following complaints that Adrian Moir had inappropriately accessed information about individuals known to him socially."
She said Moir, who was based in Watford, resigned as a police constable shortly after the investigation was launched.
Det Con Jon Green, of the force's professional standards, said: "We have to ensure the information we hold as a police service is managed appropriately and responsibly and we will take action against anyone who takes advantage of their position to access inappropriate information."