PFEW response to IPCC survey results

03 July 2014

Steve Evans, vice chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), said:

“We are pleased that 73 per cent of people would feel comfortable filing a complaint about police officers and hope these numbers will increase in the future.
“Public perception of policing has remained consistently high over the past ten years and this is in part due to the fact that the public see tangible results when they make complaints.
“Of course the lower numbers of confidence among people from ethnic minorities is an issue we need to address and improve on in the future.
“It is vital for the future of British policing that there is a strong, independent body capable of effectively dealing with police complaints and the public have confidence in these processes.”