The Police Complaints Commission oversees the police complaints system in Guernsey and Alderney. The Commission is independent – it is not part of the police or the government.
The Commission was introduced in 2011 to increase public confidence and trust in the police and the complaints process.
Commissioners do not carry out investigations themselves. These are completed by officers in the Professional Standards Department (PSD) of Guernsey Police or by an outside force when the complaint concerns a senior officer.
The Commission has sight of a register containing all the complaints made and when an investigation has been completed a copy of the report is provided to the Commission for review.