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Independent Residents Panel - further information, legislation and guidance

Independent Resident's Panel - Terms of Reference - Jan 19

Police Reform Act 2002 (as amended) sets out the framework for the police complaints system: www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2002/30/contents

IPCC statutory guidance 2015 has been revised after changes to the police complaints system contained in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, which came into effect on 22 November 2012 and also after the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which brought contractors within the jurisdiction of the IPCC. The Police and local policing bodies (Police and Crime Commissioners) use the Statutory Guidance to inform their handling of complaints, appeals and referrals:


The IPCC also publish a regular bulletin to help the Police learn lessons from investigations and other operations of the police complaints and conduct system. IPCC ‘Learning the Lessons’ bulletins are linked here: 


The Regulations relevant to conduct and performance are listed below. This includes Amendment regulations in 2015 for Conduct:

The Police (complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2012: www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/1204/pdfs/uksi_20121204_en.pdf

The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012:  www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/2632/pdfs/uksi_20122632_en.pdf

The Police (Performance) Regulations 2012: www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/2631/pdfs/uksi_20122631_en.pdf

Home Office guidance (circulars) on Police Officer Misconduct, unsatisfactory performance and attendance management procedures (warning, a large file): www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-the-police-complaints-system-and-procedures-for-dealing-with-police-officer-misconduct-and-unsatisfactory-performance


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