Concordat between the College of Policing, HMICFRS and the IOPC

Summary

The College of Policing, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) 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. HMICFRS and the IOPC 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.

This concordat supersedes a previously signed concordat from 2014.

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