The Independent Office for Police Complaints (formerly the IPCC) makes learning recommendations to the police, or other relevant organisations, after IOPC investigations. Recommendations can include improving practice, updating policy or changes to training.
Recommendations may be made to the police, or Police and Crime Commissioners, as a result of supervised, managed or independent investigations and certain types of appeal.
We have a legal duty to respond recommendations. While we do not have to carry out the recommendation, we do have to say what action we have taken or plan to take, or why we have not taken, or do not plan to take, any action.
We must provide responses to the IOPC within 56 days (unless there are valid reasons not to).
We will publish these responses on this section of our website (unless there are valid reasons why they cannot be published), and they are also published on the IOPC website.