Harassment figures

dave parkes made this Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire Constabulary

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From: dave parkes

27 March 2012

Dear Derbyshire Constabulary,

Under the Freedom of information act 2000,and further to my earlier
request,would you please supply figures for Officers (both serving
and retired)who have been investigated,reprimanded or charged for
carrying out acts of harassment,verbal abuse and threatening
behaviour against members of the public since 2006?

Yours faithfully,

dave parkes

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28 March 2012

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Rob Willis left an annotation ( 2 April 2012)

Quote-marks I'd be interested in hearing the results of this too. Especially as treating members of the public with disrespect goes against the rules of police conduct.

Unfortunately though, too many officers in Derbyshire Constabulary have a pernicious contempt for their 'customers'. There is also an institutionalised deceit within this Constabulary whereby officers are willing to lie and cover up for each other when complaints are made via the Professional Standards Department. The reason being is that if you complain about an officers conduct, it will invariably be handled by a more senior officer who has no other intention but to get his colleagues completely off the hook.

When making a complaint regarding Derby police officers, I would advise that you refuse local resolution for this very reason. Insist that the complaint is handled by an officer in the Professional Standards Department instead. This department are just as keen to sweep your complaint under the carpet, but just let them know that you will appeal to the IPCC if the complaint is not handled properly.

The only thing that's changed since 2006 by the way is Chief Constable Mick Creedon. Creedon seems to think that the general public are beneath him. They are not worthy of his consideration or concern. Hence why it's almost impossible to get in contact with him.

Derbyshire Constabulary are a perfect example of a police force that makes up it's own rules and policies even when they are unlawful. Treating the public with an ever greater degree of contempt, while ensuring serial criminals are handled with social worker like concern is their current M.O.

And they are going to keep getting worse and worse as long as Mick Creedon allows them to.

Vote carefully for the new police commissioner that comes in September. Don't vote for any existing Derby Police Authority members who have allowed this once excellent force to deteriorate into the self-serving bureaucracy it is today.

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dave parkes left an annotation ( 2 April 2012)

Quote-marks My sentiments AND experience exactly,Rob!They are no more than scum.

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17 April 2012


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From: dave parkes

17 April 2012

Dear Mr Hawkins,

I thank you for your response.

Yours sincerely,

dave parkes

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