Integrity matters: An inspection of arrangements to ensure integrity and to provide the capability to tackle corruption in policing (6905)

With immediate effect, all forces should ensure that the initial assessment of all public complaints is conducted by a chief inspector or police staff equivalent in accordance with:

  • Police (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2012, Regulations 30 and 33 – in respect of public complaints, and
  • Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012, Regulation 3(5) – in respect of internal misconduct reports..

[on]30th January 2015 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]13th September 2016 [status]being-progressed[/status][/on][on]13th September 2016 [comment]

In line with the IPCC response, Surrey Police has adopted a pragmatic/realistic process. Complaints currently assessed by sergeant, local resolutions authorised by a chief inspector as delegated authority. All severity assessments completed by the investigating officer in consultation with appropriate authority. Initial assessments are shared with appropriate authority for dip checking, scrutiny and sign off.

[/comment][/on][on]18th May 2018 [status]complete[/status][/on][on]18th May 2018 [comment]

This recommendation is complete