Detective Inspector Diane Davies,44, and PC Tommy Swales, who is married, were reportedly caught together in a police station while on duty.
According to reports in both The Sun and The Daily Mail, officers heard noises coming from a room occupied by DI Davies and PC Swales and, fearing that someone was breaking in, they burst in on the pair
At the time of the alleged liaison, Davies was the highest ranking officer on duty in the Dyfed-Powys Police force. Both officers have refused to comment.
The force has confirmed that two officers have been suspended but would not reveal the reason for those suspensions.
Colleagues reported the pair to their superiors amidst concerns that their behaviour amounted to a dereliction of duty.
‘Incidents like this are treated very seriously,’ a source said, ‘It’s a question of integrity.’
DI Davies, a 44-year-old mother of one, was apparently set to be promoted before the allegations about her and PC Swales, a former professional footballer for Darlington FC to fellow officer Michelle, and has two children.
A police insider said: ‘It’s been the talk of the force ever since it happened. It’s not every day two police officers get caught in the act – they must have been making quite a racket.
‘DI Davies is a career officer – she is very highly thought of and good at her job.’
A police spokeswoman said: “Dyfed-Powys Police can confirm that two officers from Powys have been suspended from duty as part of an internal investigation. However, in light of the on-going enquiry it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.”