I have a situation in my story where two cops have an affair with each other. One is a married man with the rank of lieutenant and the other a single female patrol officer. They are caught of course (on company time I might add) and I would just like any suggestions on what would be a plausible penalty for them.

I'd rather not have them fired if I can help it. I'm thinking perhaps a suspension? If I do go this route would it be likely that they would transfer one of them to another station or would they still be allowed to work together?

Thank you!