The Police Complaints Commission oversees the investigation of complaints against the police.
Commissioners ensure that complaints are processed fairly, objectively and in compliance with the relevant legislation. The aim is to increase public confidence and trust in the police and the complaints system.
Decisions are made on behalf of the island as a whole so the Committee for Home Affairs is looking to recruit people who are “reflective of the local community”. You don’t need any specific qualifications. What you do need are the interest, commitment, and the ability to be flexible to make a full contribution to the work. Training is provided.
Rob Jordan, Chair of the Commission, explains:
“The Commission does not investigate complaints themselves but they play an active role in overseeing these investigations to ensure that there is independent analysis and to ensure complainants are provided with assurances that their complaints have been fully investigated.
“Commissioners must focus on the facts and follow the procedures set out in the Law. They must be balanced, fair and totally independent. Prospective applicants must have respect for human rights, sensitivity and an analytical ability to sift through various reports and deal with complex issues. As a Commissioner, you will be required to make sound, balanced decisions and justify them.”
All the details are here: gov.gg/PCC-new-members.
Closing date: 30 June 2021