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The Professional Standards Complaints Monitoring Committee

Committee Details

  • Number of Members: 5
  • Number of Scheduled Meetings: 2 per year
  • Open to the Press and Public: Yes
  • Decision Making: Yes
  • Lead Officer: Assistant Chief Executive
  • Purpose / Scope: Is to provide oversight and scrutiny of the professional standards arrangements operated by the Constabulary

Meeting Dates

There are currently no published meeting dates for this meeting body, please check the archives for informtation on older meetings.

Previous Meeting Dates - see below

Committee Defined in Greater Detail

Special Notes:

Related Police Service Departments:

Professional Standards Department

Terms of Reference and Delegated Powers

Complaints about the Police Service

  • To monitor the Police Service’s professional standards arrangements statistics and outcomes, including the number and nature of complaints made about the police service,
  • To discuss keep Corporate Governance Committee informed of trends in the numbers and nature of complaints, prior to reporting to the full Police Authority.
  • To carry out the Police Authority’s duty under Section 6ZA of the Police Act 1996 and the Police Authorities (Particular Functions and Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2010 to monitor complaints by members of the public to the police service and to intervene where the response of the force to such a complaint appears to be unsatisfactory.
  • To monitor conduct and disciplinary matters and related outcomes for non ACPO ranks and police staff
  • To monitor direction and control complaints and outcomes
  • To receive information about the use of the police service’s confidential reporting line
  • To ensure that lessons learnt from complaints lead to improvements in service
  • To oversee arrangements for Police Appeals Tribunals (PAT) including the arrangements for training and maintaining a list of Members who can sit on PATs

Complaints about the Police Authority

  • To monitor complaints and conduct matters for Police Authority staff
  • To monitor complaints about the actions and decisions of the Police Authority
  • The consideration and determination of appeals against the way a complaint has been handled under the Independent Member Appointments Complaints procedure.

Freedom of Information

  • To consider and determine appeals for information requested in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Complaints about ACPO and equivalent Police Staff

  • To consider, and make, as appropriate, recommendations to the Authority regarding all aspects of the procedures relating to complaints against the ACPO ranks and the equivalent police staff officers (where these are not delegated to the Chief Executive)
  • To consider any investigation reports arising from complaints against the ACPO ranks and the equivalent police staff officers and to take decisions thereon, including matters pertaining to the Authority’s duty as the appropriate authority for ACPO ranks

Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and Local Government Ombudsman

  • To receive any reports from the IPCC and the Local Government Ombudsman, and monitor any resultant action plans
  • To review and monitor the IPCC’s “learning the Lessons” Bulletins, including the Police Service response to issues and risks identified and changes to procedures or policies.

Archive of Agenda and papers for the meetings dated:

2012

  • Tuesday 19 June 2012 10:00 hrs Conference Room, Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, Endeavour House, Woodwater Park, Pynes Hill, Exeter, EX2 5WH
  • Monday 6 February 2012 10:00 hrs Conference Room, Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, Endeavour House, Woodwater Park, Pynes Hill, Exeter, EX2 5WH

2011

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