Police and Crime Commissioner launches Complaints, Integrity and Ethics Panel

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, has now launched his new Complaints, Integrity and Ethics Panel.

The Panel will provide an independent forum that monitors and encourages constructive challenge over the way complaints, integrity and ethics issues are handled by Thames Valley Police and overseen by the PCC.

The Panel is made up of 9 independent volunteers, who were appointed after a recruitment process earlier this year which saw 49 applications from across the Thames Valley.

The members met for the first time yesterday (24/04) to discuss their Terms of Reference and to find out more about the complaints handling procedure, the Code of Ethics and the role of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

The Panel is now up and running and will be meeting every two months and chaired by the Deputy PCC, David Carroll.

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley said: “The Thames Valley Panel was launched on the same day that the Code of Ethics from the College of Policing was published. Thames Valley is leading the way in establishing its own Panel to deal with issues in this area.

“I have set up this Panel to ensure that integrity and ethics issues are prioritised in order to maintain public confidence in policing.”

 

Editors Notes

  • For more information please contact candy.stallard@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
  • The Complaints, Integrity and Ethics Panel will submit regular reports to the public Policy, Planning and Performance meetings
  • Details on the members can be found by visiting:

http://www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/Transparency/Complaints-Integrity-and-Ethics-Panel.aspx

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