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Professional Standards and Complaints Monitoring Committee Meeting - Wednesday 6 April 2011

A meeting of the Professional Standards and Complaints Monitoring Committee will be held on Wednesday 6 April 2011, at 10:00 hrs in to which you are requested to attend, to consider the items as detailed on the Agenda given below.

This meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet and recorded for future viewing.

Any papers listed as “to follow”, urgent items or supplementary papers will be made available as soon as possible and in any event at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

S Howl
Chief Executive
Dated: 28 March 2011

Meeting Agenda

  1. Apologies for Absence
    To recieve apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  2. Declarations of Interest
    To receive any declarations from Members/Officers of personal and/or prejudicial interests in respect of matters for consideration at this meeting, together with the appropriate statement on the nature of any such declared interests.
  3. Chairman's Announcements
  4. Minutes and Actions of last meeting
    To confirm the minutes and review the actions of the Professional Standards & Complaints Monitoring Committee meeting held on the 7th February 2011
    1. 4.pdf
      Size = 52 KB
  5. Study of Case Files
    This is an opportunity for Members to provide general feedback, make comments and raise issues arising from the dip sampling session.
  6. Development of a Complaints Handling and Monitoring Strategy
    To consider the draft Complaints Handling and Monitoring Strategy. This item was deferred.
  7. Initial Committee Risk and Workplan
    To consider the initial risks identifed and the Committee Workplan.
    1. 7.pdf
      Size = 10 KB
    2. 7a.pdf
      Size = 20 KB
    3. 7b.pdf
      Size = 102 KB
    4. 7c.pdf
      Size = 44 KB
  8. Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) Referrals 07.02.11 to 16.03.11
    This report shows all incidents referred to by the IPCC by the Professional Standards Department in the above period.
    1. 8.pdf
      Size = 12 KB
    2. 8a.pdf
      Size = 20 KB
  9. IPCC Statistics
    In March 2011 the IPCC published statistics regarding complaints they had dealt with during 2009-10. This agenda item is to give Members the opportunity to ask any questions and discuss any issues that arose from looking at the statistics.
  10. Direction and Control Complaints
    The Force is required to record and address complaints about its service provision. This report gives a quarterly update on this type of complaint.
    1. 10.pdf
      Size = 17 KB
  11. Professional Standards Quarterly Performance
    The report provides headline data and narrative surrounding the most recent set of quarterly performance figures for complaints up to and including February 2011.
    1. 11.pdf
      Size = 12 KB
  12. Report outlining the suspension of Officer process
    The purpose of the report is to outline the process that is followed when an Officer or member of support staff is suspended from duty.
    1. 12.pdf
      Size = 15 KB
  13. Consideration to exclude the Press and Public from Closed Items
    Items which may be considered by the Committee with only Members of the Police Authority, appropraite Officers and expert advisors present, on the ground that exempt/confidential information may be disclosed.
  14. Suspended and Restricted duties personnel
    The report provides information on a number of Force personnel currently suspended from duty or having restrictions imposed upon their duties.

Closed Agenda Items

Recommended that the Agenda items detailed in the table
below be considered as closed items
Agenda item No Report Title Relevant Act Relevant section
14 Suspended and Restricted Personnel Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information) Act 1985
Schedule 12A, paragraph 2, information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

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