IPCC publishes first part of 'Corruption in the Police Service in England and Wales' Report

originally by: The IPCC
15th September 2011

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has published the first part of its report regarding corruption in the police service.

The report, which was requested by the Home Secretary earlier this summer, outlines the various aspects of behaviour by police officers and staff that can be considered as corrupt. It also has information about the number of referrals the IPCC receives and examples of some corruption cases the organisation has investigated.

The report also contains a review of learning and recommendations made in individual corruption investigations. This identified some common themes such as supervision and leadership; misuse of computer systems and policies and procedures – the latter being particularly related to the claiming of expenses and use of corporate credit cards.

IPCC Interim Chair Len Jackson, said:

“This report sets out, in high level terms, what the IPCC’s experience of investigating corruption within the police service of England and Wales has been so far. During its lifetime the Commission has received corruption related referrals from police forces that have resulted in a number of investigations; some of these have been particularly high profile and involved officers of the highest rank.

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