Allegations of gross misconduct have been proven against a former Avon and Somerset policeman.
The force says that the officer had business links with a man who was connected to organised criminals - something he failed to disclose.
A panel - led by a Legally Qualified Chair - concluded that the policeman would have been dismissed, if he hadn't already resigned.
His identity has not been revealed to the public yet.
Chief Inspector Ed Yaxley, of the Professional Standards Department, said: “These associations are absolutely incompatible with his role as a police officer and the panel found multiple allegations of gross misconduct proven.
“All police officers are expected to adhere to the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Professional Behaviour and this officer has clearly failed to meet the high standards expected of him by the force and the public".