Independent Office for Police Conduct

Home Office written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Labour, Gedling

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Independent Police Conduct Authority; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government commissioned an independent review of the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s governance and structure in 2015 and legislated via the Policing and Crime Act 2017 to fundamentally reform the or-ganisation, renaming it as the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). These changes came into force in January 2018.

The IOPC is funded by the Home Office but carries out its functions inde-pendently, free from political interference. However, it is required by law to report on the carrying out of its functions annually to Parliament. Those annual reports include data on its performance / effectiveness and can be found

They also publish a monthly round up of performance statistics

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