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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 operational police staff. You can find out more about how we scrutinise this along with the findings, which are published here.

The PCC is also responsible for appointing and providing Legally Qualified Chairs and Independent Misconduct Hearing Panel members for Police Misconduct Hearings. More information about this function can be found below.

When this office receives an expression of dissatisfaction from a member of the public about Devon and Cornwall Police officers or staff, it will be necessary to share that information with the Devon and Cornwall Police in order to progress a response to your expression of dissatisfaction. With your consent, we will forward complaints against Devon and Cornwall Police officers and staff to the dedicated team within the police force who will look into your concerns and respond to you directly. We can also request that they inform us of the outcome so that we are reassured that your concerns have been handled satisfactorily.

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/