Complaints against police

New figures from the Independent Police Complaints Commission shows that complaints against Hampshire Police have increased by 26%.

Statement from Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police say that they are continuously working to improve their service following the announcement that complaints against the force have risen 26%.

“Our priority as a force is to provide an excellent service to the communities we serve across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the complaints procedure is an important part of that.

“The increase in the number of complaints this year comes following a 43 per cent drop in the previous year which balances out our position.

“It is important for us that all complaints are fairly and accurately record and effectively resolved so I’m pleased to see that the vast majority of appeals to the IPCC are not upheld which demonstrates our commitment to getting it right first time.”

– Detective Superintendent Colin Smith is head of Hampshire Constabulary’s Professional Standards Department.

Fewer complaints made against police in the South

Fewer complaints have been made against forces in the South according to new figures released by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

  • Dorset Police received 363 complaints in 2011/2012, 410 complaints were made against the force in 2010/2011, a fall of 11%.
  • Sussex Police received 706 complaints in 2011/2012, 745 complaints were made against the force in 2010/2011, a fall of 5%.

  • Surrey Police received 648 complaints in 2011/2012, 672 complaints were made against the force in 2010/2011, a fall of 4%.

  • Thames Valley Police received 1,045 complaints in 2011/2012, 1,147 complaints were made against the force in 2010/2011, a fall of 9%.

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Complaints fall against police in the South East

Fewer complaints were recorded against Kent Police, Sussex Police and Essex Police between 2011/12.

  • Essex Police received 838 complaints in 2011/12, 880 complaints were recorded against the force in 2010/2011, a fall of 5%.
  • Kent Police received 742 complaints in 2011/2012, 778 complaints were recorded against the force in 2010/2011, a fall of 5%.
  • Sussex Police received 706 complaints in 2011/2012, 745 complaints were recorded against the force in 2010/2011, a fall of 5%.