If the complaint has been substantiated the Discipline Authority may offer a Pre-Hearing Conference to determine whether the member is prepared to admit the misconduct and what discipline the member is prepared to accept. A Pre-Hearing Conference cannot be offered where the member faces dismissal or reduction in rank.
The member may have an agent or legal counsel accompany them at a Pre-Hearing Conference. If the proposed discipline or corrective measures are accepted by the member, a report must be provided to all parties, including the OPCC. The Commissioner may approve the resolution or may order a Review on Record or a Public Hearing if dissatisfied. If approved, the matter is final and conclusive.