Dear Independent Police Complaints Commission,

I understand that the Independent Police Complaints Commission has responsibility for ensuring that proper standards are met by policing staff, and that the PCC has the power to impose sanctions upon police who breach professional standards or are otherwise unfit to continue in their duties.

1. What range of sanctions can the PCC impose on persons whom it regulates?

2. When investigating allegations which could result in a sanction being imposed against an individual, what standard of proof does the PCC require?
(e.g. civil standard/balance of probabilities; criminal standard/beyond all reasonable doubt; other)

3. For the most recent year for which information is available:

a. How many people were subject to the PCC’s oversight during that year (i.e. how many people does it regulate)?

b. How many investigations were made or cases brought by the PCC against people it regulates during that year?

c. In how many cases during that year were sanctions imposed?

d. In how many cases during that year was it considered that a sanction would have been imposed had the standard of proof required been lower?

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully

Mr M. B. Smith

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Dear Gemma,

Thank you for your response.

It appears that this request has been interpreted as a request for information about Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) rather than the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). You therefore state that you do not hold the information requested.

To clarify, this request relates to information held by the Independent Police Complaints Commission about the sanctions that it can, and has, imposed. All references to 'PCC' in the request should therefore be read as references to the 'IPCC'.

I apologise for any confusion which the choice of acronyms may have caused.

Could you please reconsider the request in light of the above.

Yours sincerely,

Mr M. B. Smith

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Yours sincerely

Gemma Thomas
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Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
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London WC1V 6BH
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