Hampshire Police say that they are continuously working to improve their service following the announcement that complaints against the force have risen 26%.
– Detective Superintendent Colin Smith is head of Hampshire Constabulary’s Professional Standards Department.
“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.”