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Complaints against Devon and Cornwall Police Officers and Staff

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Devon and Cornwall has a role in monitoring how the police handle and respond to complaints against Devon and Cornwall police officers and police staff. It is not within her remit to investigate individual complaints or become involved with operational policing; this includes the deployment of Police Officers.

When this office receives an expression of dissatisfaction from a member of the public that involves other organisations such as Devon and Cornwall Police or  local authorities,  it may be necessary to share information with them in order to respond. With your consent, formal complaints against Devon and Cornwall Police can be forwarded to a dedicated team, within the Police, who will look into your concerns and respond to you directly. We also request that they inform us of the outcome.

If you would prefer to forward your complaint directly to Devon and Cornwall Police please use their website.

You also have the right to make a complaint against Devon and Cornwall Police direct to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) Information can be found on the their website https://policeconduct.gov.uk/