Register of complaints against the PCC
The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 created a number of provisions which change the way that police complaints are handled and processed.
Referrals to the Independent Police Complaints Commission
The police and crime panel must refer the following to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC):
- all recorded conduct matters;
- all serious complaints (i.e. a complaint which constitutes or involves, or appears to constitute or involve, the commission of a criminal offence); and,
- any serious complaint or conduct matter where the IPCC has notified the panel that it requires the matter to be referred.
The chairman of the Police and Crime Panel (PCP) has requested that the chief executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) undertakes initial handling and recording of complaints against the PCC.