The IPCC's job is to make sure that complaints against the police are dealt with effectively.
We set standards for the way the police handle complaints and, when something has gone wrong, we help the police learn lessons and improve the way they work.
Consultations View the current consultation
on the proposed new statutory guidance for the police service.
Complaints For members of the public
. All the information you need about making a complaint against the police including online complaint and appeal forms
Police For members of the police service
. All the information you need to deal with complaints, and what to do if you are the subject of a complaint
This section holds IPCC reports, guidelines, research
and other useful information
IPCC Statutory Guidance
See the Police section
for more information on the interactive version of the IPCC’s Statutory Guidance - Making the new complaints system work better for police forces.
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Latest press releases
04 August 2009
Update on G20 investigations
The IPCC has completed the criminal investigation into the actions of the officer seen to be in contact with Ian Tomlinson in Royal Exchange Passage before his death and a file of evidence has now been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
31 July 2009
IPCC to investigate Cambridgeshire police over response to missing hospital patient
The IPCC is independently investigating Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s response to a report of a man missing from a mental health rehabilitation ward, situated within the grounds of a secure hospital, who was subsequently found dead.
30 July 2009
Update on independent investigation into Enfield Crime Squad officers
The IPCC has completed its investigation into the conduct and actions of six police officers from the Enfield Crime Squad during the execution of two drugs warrants at addresses in north London on 4 November 2008.