David Purves reacted with fury when his wife Julie locked him out of the house after he took the dog for a walk.
Livingston Sheriff Court heard that Purves, 46, warned his wife by text message the next day that if she didn't let him in he'd "kick the door in".
He eventually smashed his way in through the back door using a hammer - then calmly made himself a cup of tea and went upstairs for a shower.
He was convicted yesterday of putting Mrs Purves and their teenage daughter Lauren in a state of fear and alarm during the incident. However, he was admonished after the sheriff said Mrs Purves's conduct was "provocative".
Purves, who worked as a community policeman in Bo'ness, near Falkirk, won a commendation from Central Scotland Police in 2002 for disarming two youths with a handgun in Falkirk Town Centre.
In 2010 he was given an outstanding contribution award by the force for his work on solving an internet 'grooming' case.
He has been confined to police station duties since he was arrested at his home in November 2011.
Defence lawyer Stewart Peebles told the court: "He thinks it unlikely he'll ever be able to work in the town again. In any event he'll be subject to proceedings from the police.
"It is frankly a tragic situation for all concerned that such circumstances have come about."