PEEL: police legitimacy 2016 (6084)

To address this cause of concern, HMIC recommends that:

  • Within three months, all forces should complete a retrospective review of allegations and consider referrals to the IPCC.
  • Within three months, forces should establish effective procedures to identify all future allegations of abuse of authority for sexual gain as serious corruption matters and make appropriate referrals to the IPCC.

[on]8th December 2016 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]9th December 2016 [comment]

New recommendation

[/comment][/on][on]24th January 2018 [comment]

The Alliance operates a shared PSD function. A decision was made that it would review cases over a 5 year period. Cases held in PSD were reviewed for the period 01/04/2012 to 30/11/2016. A total of 73 cases was considered, consisting of complaints, conduct & ACU case files. Of these, 40 cases had been referred to IPCC while the remaining 33 had not. Each of the 33 cases that had not been referred to IPCC were further reviewed by senior managers within the PSD; this internal review determined that the original reasons for not referring the cases were agreed. It is the Alliance's view that all cases that relate to the abuse of position for sexual gain were referred to the IPCC under correct guidelines and procedures and its procedures for making future referrals are effective.

[/comment][/on][on]3rd May 2018 [status]complete[/status][/on][on]3rd May 2018 [comment]

Subject of re-inspection in 2018