Independence of Police Authorities

Independent Police Support Group made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Association of Police Authorities
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (manylion).


This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Association of Police Authorities Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Independent Police Support Group

Dear Association of Police Authorities,

At present there is an ongoing employment tribunal case where Hampshire Police Authority and Hampshire Constabulary are separate respondents in the same case.

The case concerns serious issues of whistleblowing and collusion of the Police Authority and Hampshire Constrabulary to remove an officer from the force by circumventing the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2004.

Due to the much published independant status of Police Authorites, concerns have been raised that the Police Authority is using the same Counsel as the Police Force and the case is being prepared by the employee relations department of the Police Force.

Additionally; although there have been a number of preliminary hearings where important issues issues are being discussed; no representative from Hampshire Police Authority has been present at any of the hearings.

Please provide an explanation for this course of action by the Police Authority and any relevant correspondence concerning this matter with necessary redactions.

We appreciate that this matter may also require referral to Hampshire Police Authority however this approach by Hampshire police Authority has wider implications and we feel should also be addressed by the APA.

Yours faithfully,

Independent Police Support Group

Association of Police Authorities

To whom this may concern

We are unable to assist with your particular request here as we are not
involved in this case, as we are a member association we have no
governance role over authorities and do not advise on legal proceedings.
It is not unusual for authorities and forces to use the same Counsel in
employment matters but if you have concerns about the process you are
right that this is initially a matter for Hampshire Police Authority.

Many thanks
Rob Piggot

Rob Piggot|IM Officer|Association of Police Authorities, APA|+44(0) 20
7664 3283|15 Greycoat Place, London, SW1P 1BN|www.apa.police.uk

P please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to - let's
save some trees

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Independent Police Support Group

Dear Association of Police Authorities,

Thank you for your response.

We would be grateful if you would forward the request to Hampshire Police Authority.

Yours faithfully,

Independent Police Support Group

Association of Police Authorities

You will need to send this directly to them as this will then ensure
that FOI guidelines (timelines) are abided by at their end.

Thankyou

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