Two former police officers who took cocaine together in hotel rooms have been jailed after an investigation by GMP’s Anti-Corruption Unit.
The duo would meet up regularly throughout 2015 to 2017, where PC Adam Jackson would supply PC Kerry Reeve with cocaine before both consuming it.
They would regularly take the Class A drug on nights out, in hotel rooms and other secret locations where they believed no one would be watching.
But unbeknown to the two - who were serving officers at the time in GMP’s Tactical Aid Unit - they were being covertly investigated by the force’s Anti-Corruption Unit, who were gathering evidence against them.
On 12 February 2017 they were arrested at PC Reeve’s home address in Middleton.
The investigation uncovered that Jackson would buy the cocaine from his long-time friend Daniel Wade in Haslingden.
Wade would then source the drugs from dealers John Pounder and Callam Wood.
All five have been sentenced at Manchester Crown Square after pleading guilty to drugs offences.
Adam Jackson of Tong Lane, Bacup has been sentenced to one year and six months in prison.
Kerry Reeve of Barratt Gardens, Middleton was sentenced to 31 weeks in prison.
Daniel Wade of Laneside Road, Haslingden was sentenced to two years in prison.
John Pounder of Cedar Avenue, Haslingden was sentenced to three years and two months in prison.
Callam Wood of Catlow Hall Street, Oswaldtwistle was sentenced to three years and five months in prison.
Both Jackson and Reeve resigned from GMP whilst misconduct proceedings against them were on-going.
Under new legislation that came into force in December 2017, they will now be included on the College of Policing Barred and Advisory List which stops them from working in policing and the wider areas of law enforcement in the future.
Chief Superintendent Annette Anderson, Head of GMP’s Professional Standards Branch, said: “As serving police officers, Jackson and Reeve fell way below the standards expected and were complete hypocrites carrying out their duties all the while knowing they themselves were committing criminal offences.
“Their arrogance and dishonesty is utterly unacceptable and I’m thankful neither will be able to work in policing again.
“Jackson implicated his friend Wade by asking him to source drugs for him and as a result we were also able to take three drug dealers off the streets and put them in prison."