THE Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Essex has published the latest quarterly report detailing Essex Police complaints and conduct matters.
The report, from the force’s Professional Standards Department ( PSD ), contains complaints and disciplinary matters involving Essex Police officers and staff between October and December 2014.
Where possible it includes the outcome of disciplinary proceedings and details of cases which have been referred to the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), for investigation or to the courts for prosecution.
The publication of the latest report forms part of a pledge from Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, to oversee police integrity and conduct issues on behalf of the people of Essex and to do so transparently.
The report also contains details of the referrals made to the IPCC following concerns raised by Essex Police itself into investigations carried out by the force’s North Child Abuse Investigation Team. These investigations remain ongoing.
Nick Alston said: “I am aware and fully understand that this report will be of concern for the public of Essex.
“I am thoroughly committed to being open and transparent about where things go wrong or serious misconduct has occurred and that does not always make for comfortable reading.
“it is important to point out that many of the issues now coming to light have been raised by Essex Police themselves and that is to their credit.
“I would also want to remind people that, day by day, the vast majority of the men and women of Essex Police continue to carry out excellent work in solving crimes, locking up criminals and most importantly supporting victims.
“Whilst it is important to be open and transparent, it is equally important to recognise the excellent work police do routinely.”
To view the latest PSD quarterly report visit www.essex.pfcc.police.uk or click here http://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/conduct-and-professional-standards/.
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