The Joint Professional Standards Department consists of:
• Serious Cases Unit
• Complaints Management Unit
• Appeals and Policy Unit
• Vetting Unit
• Anti-Corruption Unit
The department provides a service to the public, The Police and Crime Commissioners and Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies by:
• managing investigations into complaints made by the public about the police
• investigating internal misconduct allegations
• reducing the risk of corruption and preserving the integrity of the organisations.
As head of department, Katie Elliott is responsible for:
• Delivering the strategic direction and delivery of the strategic aims of PSD, to provide a service to the public, OPCC’s and to Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.
• Ensuring all public complaints are assessed, recorded and investigations are managed in line with the Police Reform Act, referred to the IPCC where necessary, allocated appropriately for investigation and complainants kept up to date as per statutory requirement.
• Overseeing the investigation of the most serious, sensitive and complex public complaints and all conduct matters relating to Norfolk and Suffolk officers and staff.
• Ensuring the preservation of the actual and perceived integrity of the organisation, through the central authorisation of business interests, the monitoring of gifts and hospitalities and the vetting of new recruits, volunteers, partners and re-vetting and enhanced vetting of existing officers and staff.
• Ensuring the reduction of the risk of corruption within Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies through proactive intelligence gathering, effective investigation and targeted preventative work.
• Being the appeal body for appeals in respect of relevant public complaints and provide effective liaison between the Constabularies and the IPCC.
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