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From 11 December 2014 to 5 February 2015, we consulted on proposed reforms to improve the police complaints and disciplinary system.
The proposed changes will ensure:
- the police complaints system will become more independent of the police
- the police disciplinary system is improved so that it holds officers to account for their behaviour
- charities and advocacy groups are able to lodge complaints on behalf of the public
- new protection for police whistleblowers
- new powers for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to strengthen its role as an independent body
This document sets out the government’s response to the issues raised during the consultation.
This consultation seeks views on proposals to reform:
- the police complaints system
- the police disciplinary system
- measures to strengthen protections for police whistleblowers
- changes to the role of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
- changes to the powers of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC)
This consultation was announced in this written ministerial statement on police integrity on the Parliament.uk website.
It draws on information from the Chapman review ‘An Independent Review of the Police Disciplinary System in England and Wales’.
The consultation ‘Changes to the police disciplinary system’ is also open for comments.