Independent Police Complaints Commission

Home Department written statement – made on 12th December 2002.

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Photo of John Denham John Denham Minister (Home Office) (Police and Crime Reduction)

Nicholas Hardwick has been appointed by Her Majesty as Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which will replace the Police Complaints Authority on 1 April 2004 under the provisions of the Police Reform Act 2002. The Commission will exist in shadow form from 1 April 2003.

The appointment will be for five years in the first instance, and Mr Hardwick is expected to take up post on 1 February 2003.

Nicholas Hardwick has been Chief Executive of the Refugee Council for the past eight years. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of Centrepoint, the charity and Housing Association, from 1986 to 1995.