A 25-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department who pleaded guilty to incest has been given a one year conditional sentence.

The officer, who cannot be named under a publication ban, was sentenced on Wednesday morning at Vancouver Provincial Court. He was also given two years probation and a 9 p.m. curfew.

He was arrested in August 2009 after his sister complained he had non-consensual sex with her. A charge of sexual assault against the officer was stayed after he pleaded guilty to incest.

The officer was suspended with pay from the VPD until he resigned on October 30.

Judge Anthony J. Palmer said he must abstain from drugs and alcohol, but it not a threat to the public.