Closed consultation

Complaints about police and crime commissioners

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Original consultation

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This consultation seeks views on the complaints process for police and crime panels when seeking to resolve non-serious (ie non-criminal) complaints made against a police and crime commissioner.


Consultation description

The government identifies the need to expand police and crime commissioners’ (PCCs) roles within the police complaints system. The government intends to bring forward legislation to enable PCCs to take on responsibility for important parts of the complaints system.

In tandem with the reform to police complaints, the government proposes making changes to the system for complaints made against a PCC, creating a more transparent and easily understood complaints system.

These changes would relate to non-serious complaints (ie non-criminal), and may require amendments to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, and the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2012.