Dear Derbyshire Constabulary,

I see from the IOPC website (see below) that when someone makes a complaint about the police it is dealt with in one of two ways - either you (i) 'log information about it into a database' or (ii) decide that it be 'recorded'.

1. For the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22, please provide the number of complaints about you that you (i) logged and (ii) recorded.

If a complainant is unhappy about your decision to log their complaint they can ask you to record it.

2. For the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22, please provide the total number of complaints about you that you changed from logged to recorded because the complainant:

i. was dissatisfied after initial handling; or
ii. wished it to be changed.

From the IOPC website:

'If your complaint can be resolved quickly If your complaint can be resolved fairly quickly and you are satisfied, then your complaint does not need to be looked into further and will not be recorded. For example, if you make a complaint and the force provides you with an explanation that you are satisfied with.

If your complaint is not recorded, the police force will still log information about your complaint into a database. This is so they can look at the complaints they receive to spot themes and trends.

Recording a complaint means that the person handling your complaint must follow certain processes and you will have the right to ask for a review if you are not happy with the outcome.

If your complaint cannot be resolved quickly

If your complaint cannot be resolved fairly quickly, then the police force must record your complaint and look into it further. This may or may not involve an investigation.

You can ask for your complaint to be recorded if you are unhappy that it has not been recorded.

By law, certain serious complaints must be recorded. This includes complaints that could result in criminal charges for an officer, if the allegation was proven. An allegation is a claim that someone has done something wrong. For example, an allegation of assault or theft.'

https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk/researc...

Yours faithfully,

D Moore

Freedom of Information Office,

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Dear D Moore,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I write in connection with your request for information as shown below.

 

I see from the IOPC website (see below) that when someone makes a
complaint about the police it is dealt with in one of two ways - either
you (i) 'log information about it into a database' or (ii) decide that it
be 'recorded'.

 

1. For the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22, please provide the number
of complaints about you that you (i) logged and (ii) recorded.

 

If a complainant is unhappy about your decision to log their complaint
they can ask you to record it.

 

2. For the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22, please provide the total
number of complaints about you that you changed from logged to recorded
because the complainant:

 

i.  was dissatisfied after initial handling; or ii. wished it to be
changed.

 

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Dear Sirs,

 

Thank you for making a Freedom of Information request to the Derbyshire
Constabulary.

Please find attached our response.

 

Yours sincerely

Lydia Sinclair
Disclosure Assistant
Freedom of Information
Information Management
Derbyshire Constabulary 
Butterley Hall

Ripley

Derbyshire

DE5 3RS
Tel: 0300 122 8752
E-mail: [email address]
Web: [1]https://www.derbyshire.police.uk

 

 

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BBC:

'Five police officers will face misconduct proceedings after a woman was stabbed to death by a former colleague who stalked her.

Gracie Spinks, 23, was found fatally injured in a field in Duckmanton, Derbyshire, in June 2021.'

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'"It will now be for the force to arrange misconduct meetings."

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https://policeconduct.gov.uk/police-comp...

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