Manchester police officer Kevin Dwyer has been placed on the sex offenders register after he was found guilty of filming up women's skirts and covertly filming a couple engaging in sexual acts at their home.
The 39-year-old of Sunny Bank Close, Newton-Le-Willows, St Helens, pleaded guilty to two counts of voyeurism and ten counts of outraging public decency at Manchester Crown Court.
He escaped jail or a fine but instead was handed a three-year community order and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for five years.
Dwyer is suspended and faces losing his job and police pension, pending formal misconduct hearings.
He was also given a five year Sexual Offenders Prevention Order, and ordered to attend a course for sex offenders.
Dwyer was a serving officer with Greater Manchester Police when a warrant was executed at his home address.
During the search, officers seized three computers, a Sony Camcorder, an iPad, a mobile phone and a number of memory cards, which were sent to GMP's High Tech Crime Unit and forensically examined.
A significant number of videos containing footage filmed up women's skirts and of people engaging in private acts in their own home in Manchester, Chester and Warrington, were found.
Detective Inspector Chris Packer from GMP's Counter Corruption Unit, said: "When officers searched Dwyer's house they seized his mobile phones and when they were examined by officers from the High Tech Crime Unit, a catalogue of indecent videos were uncovered that he had filmed over the course of a number of years.
"These videos were filmed without the knowledge of his victims; showing a complete lack of regard for their privacy for his own sexual pleasure.
"The conduct of former PC Kevin Dwyer fell well short of what is expected of a police officer.
"Police officers, staff and the communities of Greater Manchester would be appalled by his actions, which detract from the hard work that our officers and staff do on a daily basis.
"GMP expects the very highest standards of all its officers and staff. They should be honest and act with integrity and should not compromise or abuse their position.
"When we receive information or intelligence that someone is involved in such immoral activity we will take decisive and robust action."