The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2021 was implemented in May 2021. This Order provides that information relating to a police force’s performance against the Government’s published national priorities for policing, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) performance reports on the force, and complaint handling must be published.
The wording within the order is stated in blue with additional information provided where appropriate.
(a) the most recent— (i) quarterly data in relation to that police force; (ii) annual statistics report, published by the Independent Office for Police Conduct;
a) the most recent
(i) quarterley data in relation to that police force: IOPC Complaints Statistics – Your Local Police Force
(ii) annual statistics report: IOPC Complaints Statistics
published by the Independent Office for Police Conduct. (available via the above links)
(b) a report setting out—
(i)details of how the elected local policing body has fulfilled its duty under —
(aa) in the case of police and crime commissioners, section 1(8)(ca) of the 2011 Act (police and crime commissioners)(4) to hold the chief constable to account for the exercise of the chief constable’s functions under Part 2 of the Police Reform Act 2002(5) in relation to the handling of complaints;
Complaints and Professional Standards Update – 1 April 2020 – 30 September 2020 (PDF, 177KB)
Complaints and Professional Standards Update – Appendix – 1 April 2020 – 30 September 2020 (PDF, 687KB)
Minutes – Accountability and Performance Panel Meeting – 15 January 2021 (PDF, 233KB)
(ii) an assessment by the elected local policing body of its performance in exercising its functions under paragraph 30(1)(b) of Schedule 3 to the Police Reform Act 2002 (reviews: the relevant review body)(7);
We are currently awaiting Home Office Guidance as to what information is required. Further information will be published as soon as it is received.
(iii) where the elected local policing body has given notice to the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body under section 13A of the Police Reform Act 2002 (local policing bodies: functions in relation to complaints)(8) that it is to exercise certain functions of the chief officer in relation to complaints, an assessment by the body of its performance in exercising those functions.”.
This is not applicable to the Suffolk OPCC. Further information on the complaints reform decision can be found here (PDF, 242KB)