The purpose of the Panel is to provide an independent forum that monitors and encourages constructive challenge over the way complaints and integrity and ethics issues are handled by the Force and overseen by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), In so doing, this will help ensure that Thames Valley Police has clear ethical standards and aspires to, and achieves, the highest levels of integrity and professional standards of service deliveryAnd I note that they have held their first meeting, where they talked about:
- Terms of Reference
- Introduction to Complaints Handling which included a summary of the complaints process and procedures followed by the Force’s Professional Standards Department (PSD). Reference was also made to the role of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and the programme of training for police officers and staff around the Code of Ethics. Members will be attending an Integrity and Ethics Training course in June.
- A brief introduction to the new Code of Ethics
- A summary of the PSD Complaints and Misconduct Monitoring Report from April 2013 to the end of March 2014
Thank you for your FOI request “please may I have a copy of the full Register / declaration of Interests of each of these people”
ANSWER: The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley holds no relevant information with regards to this request.
The PCC does have an opportunity to correct this. Maybe he is doing so as I write. I await to see...