This document announces updated Home Office guidance on police officer misconduct, unsatisfactory performance and attendance management procedures.
This document informs on new legislation and associated guidance that are to be implemented on November 22, 2012 and which makes changes to the police complaints system and procedures for dealing with police officer misconduct and unsatisfactory performance in Home Office police forces in England and Wales. This document describes the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 and explains the changes to the governance arrangements for policing in England and Wales, with the exception of the City of London police area. The act abolishes the police authorities responsible for maintaining police forces outside London and replaces them with directly elected police and crime commissioners. The act also abolishes the Metropolitan Police Authority and replaces it with the Mayor's office for policing and crime. Some of the new arrangements set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 and associated changes contained in secondary legislation were implemented in the Metropolitan Police Service area on January 16, 2012. Appendixes A-E
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