Complaints Overview


The OPCC takes the matter of complaints very seriously and we want to make sure that the service we provide to communities is professional, effective and efficient.

We recognise that there will be times when people feel dissatisfied with the service they have received. This may come about as a result of a particular incident in which they are involved, a policy decision about the policing of their neighbourhood or the conduct of a particular person employed by the police or the PCC.

There are four main bodies involved in complaints about policing and the police;

  • your PCC;
  • the PCP;
  • the Chief Constable; and
  • the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Which of these bodies is the appropriate one to deal with a complaint about policing or the Police will generally depend on the matter being complained about, its nature and severity.

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