Concordat between the College of Policing, HMIC and the IPCC
Please note: This concordat has been superseded by the Concordat between the College of Policing, HMICFRS and the IOPC – April 2018.
The College of Policing, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have complementary statutory purposes and different powers by which those purposes are to be achieved. Our three organisations are collectively engaged in promoting and monitoring best practice and continuous improvement in policing, in order to ensure public confidence.
The College of Policing is the statutory body responsible for setting standards for policing. HMIC and the IPCC are the two independent statutory bodies charged with oversight of the police in England and Wales.
The aim of this concordat is to specify the common understanding and intended approach of each body in its relations with the other in respect of their roles and responsibilities.