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IOPC Referrals (1610A/22)


I’m writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) to ask that you please disclose to me how many IOPC referrals have been sent from your force between Jan 1 2017 and 31st August 2022.

I’d also like to know what percentage of these were 1) complaints 2) DSI referrals, or 3) RCMs. I would specifically (you may have to ignore DSI referrals for this) like to know how many of these were relating to matters of potential misconduct, and the amount of them that were upheld, and what action this resulted in.


Please find attached 1610A_22_attachment.pdf).

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.