Police Federation

FOI 00218 - Police staff complaints 2019 and 2020


Request:

Received:8 May 2020

1. How many complaints have police staff made to the Police Federation within the following time periods. (Please note that "complaints" includes complaints, whistleblowing, concerns, and incidents that police staff have flagged to yourselves):
March 2019
April 2019
March 2020
April 2020
If possible, please break this down by police force and whether the staff member was operational (e.g. police constables) or supportive (e.g. analysts/administrators).
If it isn’t possible to break down the forces, please say whether the complaint came from a staff member within an English, Welsh or Other force. (Other here would include the British Transport Police and Ministry of Defence Police).
If it isn't possible to break down the staff members by role, please omit this.
If you are unable to give a specific monthly tally for March and/or April 2019, you may provide the total number for the year.
If you are unable to give a specific monthly tally for March and/or April 2020, you may provide the total number for the year to date.

2. Does the Police Federation hold data about these cases in a spreadsheet or database? If so, please could you provide a list of the data fields – for clarity, this could include but is not limited to categories such as “type of complaint”, “status of complaint”, etc.
For each item on the list of data fields, please state if the value is to be filled in as a free text field, or a value selected from a drop-down menu. For each of the fields where a value is to be selected from a drop-down menu, please include the options from the drop-down menu.


Response:

Responded:8 June 2020

Branch

Mar-19

Apr-19

Mar-20

Apr-20

Total

Gloucestershire

0

0

0

0

0

Metropolitan

5

5

11

9

30

Devon & Cornwall

1

0

2

1

4

South Yorkshire

0

0

0

0

0

Cambridgeshire

2

0

0

0

2

Cleveland

0

0

0

0

0

Essex

0

0

1

0

1

West Midlands

0

3

5

0

8

Surrey

0

0

2

0

2

Durham

0

0

0

0

0

West Yorkshire

0

0

0

4

4

Leicestershire

0

0

1

1

2

Kent

0

0

2

0

2

Wiltshire

0

0

0

1

1

Thames Valley

0

0

3

0

3

Greater Manchester

2

0

1

2

5

Merseyside

0

0

2

0

2

Hampshire

0

0

2

0

2

West Mercia

0

0

0

1

1

North Yorkshire

0

0

1

0

1

Lincolnshire

1

1

0

0

2

Cheshire

1

0

0

0

1

Derbyshire

0

0

1

0

1

Bedfordshire

0

0

0

0

0

Northumbria

0

0

1

0

1

Nottinghamshire

0

0

1

0

1

Northamptonshire

0

0

0

0

0

Hertfordshire

0

1

0

0

1

Dyfed Powys

0

0

0

1

1

South Wales

1

2

3

1

7

City of London

0

1

0

0

1

Avon & Somerset

2

1

0

0

3

Lancashire

0

1

1

1

3

Humberside

0

1

0

0

1

Cumbria

0

0

0

0

0

Gwent

0

0

0

0

0

North Wales

0

0

0

1

1

Sussex

0

0

0

1

1

Dorset

0

0

0

0

0

Staffordshire

0

1

1

0

2

Norfolk

0

0

1

0

1

Total

15

17

42

24

98

 

The PFEW holds this data in a database. We are unable to provide a list of the data fields at this time due to the current COVID-19 situation, the access required and the legislated time limits for Freedom of Information requests.

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