Information for Police Officers

Introduction

The Police Ombudsman’s Office believes it is important that police officers and staff know what to expect should we receive a complaint about them.

This section of the website explains the process of an investigation, the powers granted to Police Ombudsman investigators to allow them to do these enquiries, and lists the forms and notifications police officers and staff may receive.

There is information about informal misconduct sanctions and about formal disciplinary hearings, as well as about criminal investigations.

You will also find a definition of what constitutes “a critical incident” requiring immediate investigation by the Police Ombudsman’s Office, and information about how to contact the Office's On-Call Senior Investigator should such a situation arise.

There is also information about the Police Ombudsman’s informal resolution process and about the obligations placed on Police Ombudsman staff by the organisation’s Code of Ethics.

In addition, it describes how to complain if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the service provided by the Office.

There is also a detailed Frequently Asked Questions section, with answers to a wide variety of issues of interest and concern to officers and civilian employees subject to investigation by the Police Ombudsman's Office.

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