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Arrangements for the handling of complaints and other matters


  1. These arrangements concern the handling of complaints and other matters by the Cleveland Police and Crime Panel ("the Panel") regarding the conduct of the Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner (the Commissioner") and any deputy Police and Crime Commissioner ("the deputy Commissioner") appointed by the Commissioner, in accordance with the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2012 ("the regulations").
  2. The Commissioner and any deputy Commissioner are referred to individually and jointly in these arrangements as "relevant officer holder".
  3. In these arrangements:

"complaint" means a complaint about the conduct of a relevant officer holder;

"conduct matter" means a matter in the case of which there is an indication (whether from the circumstances or otherwise) that a relevant officer holder may have committed a criminal offence;

"conduct" includes acts, omissions, statements and decisions (whether actual, alleged or inferred);

"criminal offence" means any offence triable in England and Wales;

"serious complaint" means a complaint made about conduct which constitutes or involves, or appears to constitute or involve the commission of a criminal offence.

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