Upholding Integrity in Policing: Changes to the Complaints and Disciplinary Systems

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Dame Anne Owers, Chair, Independent Police Complaints Commission
  • Victor Marshall OBE, Professional Standards Co-ordinator, Police Superintendents' Association of England & Wales
  • Gary Kitching (Chair), Fomer Chief Officer, Suffolk Constabulary
  • Francesca Whitelaw, Barrister, 5 Essex Court
  • Det Supt Ruth Price, Head of Professional Standards, Gwent Police
  • Tola Munro, Deputy General Secretary, National Black Police Association
  • Nadeem Siddique, Former Police Constable, Cleveland Police
  • Kevin Maxwell, Writer and Advocate, Former Police Detective


The Policing and Crime Act 2017 contains major reforms to police disciplinary and complaints systems. Changes include expanding the role of Police and Crime Commissioners and giving the IPCC more power and independence.

Join Westminster Briefing to hear what the reforms mean for you and your force. You will receive an expert-led brief on how best to uphold integrity in your setting. This is also the perfect opportunity to explore good practice underway across the country.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Policing and Crime Act 2017: Overview of Government reforms to police complaints and discipline
  • A new role for PCCs within the new landscape: extended powers and oversight
  • The police disciplinary system: strengthening transparency, fairness and independence 
  • Handing the IPCC greater direction and control over investigations 
  • Overcoming cultural and institutional barriers to provide a more open police service
  • Good practice case studies of upholding police integrity in complaints and disciplinary matters
  • What does a successful complaints handling strategy look like?

The Event:

The morning session will provide an up-to-date brief of the reforms and what effect this will have on your organisation.

The afternoon session will explore good practice in upholding integrity in policing. In this session you will examine case studies and successful models, led by practitioners from across the country.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact:
customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those who have an interest in upholding integrity in policing, including: professional standards officers/staff; staff association representatives; PCCs; chief inspectors; standards and regulations teams and all others who deal with police complaints and discipline.

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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