People who work in the police service should behave appropriately at all times. Expectations about the behaviour of both police officers and members of police staff are set out in their respective Standards of Professional Behaviour. These expectations include requirements to:
- Act with honesty and integrity, fairness and impartiality.
- Treat members of the public and their colleagues with respect.
- Not abuse their powers and authority.
- Act in a manner that does not discredit or undermine public confidence in the police service.
Like any organisation, we try to provide the highest quality of service, but we recognise that we might not always get it right. Your feedback is important in helping us to raise our standards and prevent future complaints form occurring.
To help direct you correctly, first please check if any of the options below relate to your issue:
None of the above?
If you feel that someone working for the police has not met these standards, you can make a complaint. These types of complaints are dealt with under the Police Reform Act 2002.
Making a Complaint
If you wish to make a complaint about the conduct or behaviour of a police officer, a member of the police staff or a special constable under the direction and control of Cumbria Constabulary or you have a specific issue on how the Constabulary is run - then you can report this matter by the following methods:
Click here to make a complaint using our online complaint form.
Click here for a PDF easy read version of the complaint form.
Write to:Professional Standards Department
Direct to the Independent Office for Police Conduct - Click here to visit the IOPC website.
Making an Appeal
If you have been informed that you have a right of appeal in connection with a public complaint please download and complete the relevant form below:
Appealing against the decision to disapply your complaint
Appealing against the decision to discontinue an investigation into your complaint
Appealing against the investigation into your complaint
Appealing against the outcome of the Local Resolution of your complaint
The completed form can then be returned via email PSDadmin@cumbria.police.uk, or by post to:
Professional Standards Department