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Independent Police Complaints Commission

Procedures


Once an investigator has been assigned a case file, he/she proceeds:
 
o    To ask for police documents, extracts of Diary Book and the Occurrence Book or Log Book of police vehicle.
o    To take statements from police officers involved.
o    To take statements from witnesses, if any.
o    To obtain certified copies of medical reports.
 
The Commission may, in the discharge of its functions:
 
1.    Summon any person to appear before it on such date and at such time as may be specified in the summons, or require any person in writing –
o    (i) to answer any question or provide any information which the Commission considers necessary in connection with any investigation;
o    (ii) to produce any article, or any book, record, accounts, report, data, stored electronically or otherwise, or any other document;
o    (iii) to verify, or otherwise ascertain by oral examination of the person making the complaint, any fact, matter or document relating to a complaint;
2.    Visit any police station, prison or other place of detention for the purpose of an investigation.
3.    Where it considers appropriate, work in cooperation or consultation with any person or body, whether public or private.
An investigator may, for the purpose of an investigation take all lawful measures which a police officer may take under the Police Act or any other enactment for the detection of an offence, except arrest a person. Moreover, he/she can:
 
o    record a statement under warning from any person;
o    enter and search any premises occupied or used by the Police Force or any other public body in that capacity;
o    inspect any document or other thing on the premises;
o    take copies of any document on the premises.