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Police complaint change backed
2:00pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, Martyn Underhill, is backing government plans to reform the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
The IPCC oversees the police complaints system in England and Wales.
Last month, the Home Secretary announced that the IPCC is to be expanded to deal with all serious complaints against the police.
The package of reforms will see all serious allegations investigated independently, a new code of ethics introduced, tougher rules around misconduct hearings, increased vetting of officers and more transparency around police business.
Mr Underhill said: “It’s right that the Police are investigated by an independent body and not by themselves. The new government proposals are to be welcomed.”