Police to have a Regulatory Body

Police to have a Regulatory Body

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What is a regulatory body?:

  • Protects the interest of the public
  • Ensures a minimum standard of education
  • Defines a code of conduct
  • Receives and manages complaints from the public
  • Disciplines those who have acted outside of the guidelines

The UK Police service must have a regulatory body. A regulatory body will set standards and a code of conduct to be adhered to for all members of the UK Police team. As 'upstanding members of society' it is time for an independent body to regulate the police force.

This is already the case in other professional organisations such as The General Medical Council, The General Dental Council and The General Chiropractic Council amongst others.

By having a mandatory regulatory body, and a code of conduct that must be adhered to and consequences for those who do not, the standard of policing in the UK will improve. Regulatory bodies are in place to protect the public and maintain a standard.

Presently, the UK Police Force have an independent body called the IOPC, however the IOPC have only once held an officer accountable for murder although more than 1700 people have lost their lives whilst in police custody.

To find out more about just a few of the regulatory bodies that are already in place please see the links attached:

GMC: https://www.gmc-uk.org/about/what-we-do-and-why

GDC: https://www.gdc-uk.org/about-us/what-we-do

GCC: https://www.gcc-uk.org/about-us/what-we-do

Having a regulatory body will help to save lives.

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