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Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

I am interested in the training your investigators recieve. I have look at your website and I see there are a couple of different grades of 'investigator', so I'll try and use the right terminology but please do correct me if I get it wrong, but I believe they are trainee investigator, investigator, lead investigator, operations team leader and operations manager. I also noticed on some of your reports that there is a commission delegate.

1. Does your training conform to the police standard, i.e. the Professionalising Investigation Programme? If not, what other industry standard, if any, does the IPCC train it's staff to.

2. Can I have a generic timetable for trainee investigators training. If there isn't a generic timetable, can I have a list of topics/subjects on the syllabus accompanied by the amount of learning time for each in hours? If the learning is broken down into different types, e.g. some is classroom taught, some is online interactive courses, or similar, can I please have a breakdown of each type of learning.

3. Can I have a generic timetable for the training received by an investigator on promotion from trainee investigator? As above, if there isn't a generic timetable can I have a list of topics/subjects on the syllabus with a breakdown of teaching type in hours.

4. Can I have a generic timetable for the training received by an lead investigator? As above, if there isn't a generic timetable can I have a list of topics/subjects on the syllabus with a breakdown of teaching type in hours.

5. Can I have a generic timetable for the training received by operations team leader? As above, if there isn't a generic timetable can I have a list of topics/subjects on the syllabus with a breakdown of teaching type in hours.

6. Can I have a generic timetable for the training received by an operations manager? As above, if there isn't a generic timetable can I have a list of topics/subjects on the syllabus with a breakdown of teaching type in hours.

7 Can I have a generic timetable for the training received by a commision delegate? As above, if there isn't a generic timetable can I have a list of topics/subjects on the syllabus with a breakdown of teaching type in hours.

7. Are your investigators vetting to National Police Vetting and/or National Security Vetting levels? If so, can I have a breakdown of the number of investigative staff vetted to each level (including 'no vetting')

Yours faithfully,

Al Buckingham

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Please find attached our response to your request for information.

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Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
PO Box 473
Sale M33 0BW

[1]www.ipcc.gov.uk
[2]IPCC Statutory Guidance on the handling of police complaints

In early 2018, the IPCC will become the Independent Office for Police
Conduct.

Find out more [3]here

We now regularly publish practical advice and guidance for handling
complaints in our magazine [4]FOCUS

Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

I am interested in the training your investigators recieve.  I have look
at your website and I see there are a couple of different grades of
'investigator', so I'll try and use the right terminology but please do
correct me if I get it wrong, but I believe they are trainee investigator,
investigator, lead investigator, operations team leader and operations
manager.  I also noticed on some of your reports that there is a
commission delegate.

1. Does your training conform to the police standard, i.e. the
Professionalising Investigation Programme?  If not, what other industry
standard, if any, does the IPCC train it's staff to.

2.  Can I have a generic timetable for trainee investigators training.  If
there isn't a generic timetable, can I have a list of topics/subjects on
the syllabus accompanied by the amount of learning time for each in
hours?  If the learning is broken down into different types, e.g. some is
classroom taught, some is online interactive courses, or similar, can I
please have a breakdown of each type of learning.

3. Can I have a generic timetable for the training received by an
investigator on promotion from trainee investigator?  As above, if there
isn't a generic timetable can I have a list of topics/subjects on the
syllabus with a breakdown of teaching type in hours.

4. Can I have a generic timetable for the training received by an lead
investigator?  As above, if there isn't a generic timetable can I have a
list of topics/subjects on the syllabus with a breakdown of teaching type
in hours.

5.  Can I have a generic timetable for the training received by operations
team leader?  As above, if there isn't a generic timetable can I have a
list of topics/subjects on the syllabus with a breakdown of teaching type
in hours.

6. Can I have a generic timetable for the training received by an
operations manager? As above, if there isn't a generic timetable can I
have a list of topics/subjects on the syllabus with a breakdown of
teaching type in hours.

7 Can I have a generic timetable for the training received by a commision
delegate? As above, if there isn't a generic timetable can I have a list
of topics/subjects on the syllabus with a breakdown of teaching type in
hours.

7. Are your investigators vetting to National Police Vetting and/or
National Security Vetting levels?  If so, can I have a breakdown of the
number of investigative staff  vetted to each level  (including 'no
vetting')

Yours faithfully,

Al Buckingham

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which investigates misconduct and racism, is riddled with corruption and discriminatory practices, according to a whistleblower.

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