IOPC’s Annual Report points towards “improvement in timeliness of investigations”

The latest Annual Report published shows significant improvements in the timeliness of investigations completed by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in 2018-2019 at a time when the organisation is receiving more referrals than ever. During 2018-2019, the IOPC...
Posted On 01 Aug 2019
Phill Matthews

New-look IOPC needs “radical overhaul” urges Police Federation of England and Wales

The new-look Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) – which officially replaced the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on Monday 8 January – needs a “radical overhaul” if it’s to improve on the work of its predecessor as it takes up the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018

Independent Office for Police Conduct introduced by Home Office to replace IPCC

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been launched by the Home Office to replace the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the established police watchdog. According to the Government, new leadership under a director general will mean speedier...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
Michael Lockwood

Director general appointed to lead all-new Independent Office for Police Conduct

Harrow Council’s CEO Michael Lockwood has been confirmed as the first director general of the new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Major reforms to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) – including its renaming as the IOPC – were announced by...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017

Information Commissioner’s Office appoints new Deputy CEO and Deputy Commissioner

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced two senior appointments to help strengthen its strategic work in regulating the use of data. Paul Arnold has been appointed to the role of Deputy CEO, while James Dipple-Johnstone joins the ICO as Deput...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017
The House of Lords

Liberty urges House of Lords to back “better justice for troops” by extending IPCC oversight to military police

The House of Lords could take a vital step towards a “fair and independent justice system” for UK troops by debating proposals to bring the three military police forces under the civilian system of police oversight. That’s the view of Human Rights champion...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016

Use of body-worn cameras sees complaints against police ‘virtually vanish’ finds University of Cambridge study

An extensive year-long study of almost 2,000 police officers operational across UK and US forces has shown that the introduction of wearable cameras led to a 93% drop in complaints made against the police by members of the public, in turn suggesting such cameras result in...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
Home Secretary Theresa May

Home Secretary announces reforms to Independent Police Complaints Commission

The Home Secretary has announced that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will be reformed and renamed to improve efficiencies, drive more effective governance and make it more responsive to the public. Theresa May has concluded that the IPCC’s existing governance...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Home Office proposes changes to Police and Crime Commissioners complaints system

Proposals aimed at changing the way in which complaints against Police and Crime Commissioners are managed have just been published by the Home Office. Views have been invited on potential changes to the system for non-serious complaints (ie non-criminal) which are handled by...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
The Police Federation is calling for harsher sentences against those who assault serving officers

Police Federation pushes for harsher sentences against assaults on serving officers

Those individuals who attack serving police officers should receive the harshest possible sentence for their actions in all instances. That’s the considered view of Steve White, chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales. White’s comments follow o...
Posted On 02 Sep 2015