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Police complaints figures success
9:04am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
ALMOST 500 complaints were made against North Yorkshire Police in the past 12 months, a fall from the previous year.
Figures released today by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) show the complaints contained 915 allegations, and there were 61 appeals to the IPCC about North Yorkshire Police’s handling of complaints.
The appeals included 38 about the way the force dealt with a complaint investigation, 14 about complaints resolved locally, and nine about the force’s failure to record a complaint.
The figure has fallen from 2010/2011, when 525 complaints were recorded against the force. The IPCC completed 43 appeals during 2011/12, upholding nine (21 per cent), lower than the 38 per cent national result for England and Wales.
Steve Read, director of professional standards at North Yorkshire Police, said he was pleased that the rate of appeals against the force was significantly below the national average.
He said: “At 69 per cent, and for the seventh consecutive year, North Yorkshire Police has achieved the highest rate of local resolutions of any police force in the country by some margin.”