A Metropolitan Police officer will appear in court on Monday after he was charged with rape, Hertfordshire Constabulary has said.
PC David Carrick, 46, who is based within the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, was charged on Sunday.
He was off-duty in Hertfordshire at the time of his arrest on Saturday and was suspended on the same day by the Met Police.
A referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “I am deeply concerned to hear the news today that an officer from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command has been arrested and now charged with this serious offence.
“I fully recognise the public will be very concerned too.
“Criminal proceedings must now take their course so I am unable to comment any further at this stage.”