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FOI Requests

The information you require may already be published in a number of sections of the website, for example key information, or about your PCC. It may also have previously been published in the FOI disclosure log. Please do check those pages before submitting an FOI request.

If the information you require is not available, please submit your freedom of information request to:

Email – opcc@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Write – John Campion, Police and Crime Commissioner, OPCC, West Mercia Police, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP

Please note, the Commissioner does not hold information on operational policing. These requests should be directed to West Mercia Police.

Making a Complaint

The Commissioner will always work to ensure complaints are processed and dealt with in a timely and appropriate way.

Complaints against police

The Commissioner monitors the conduct of the complaints process. However, by law the Commissioner cannot be involved in operational policing matters. Therefore, if you wish to make a formal complaint about West Mercia Police it should be directed to the force itself via this page.

Should you submit a complaint to the PCC that relates to the service you have received from West Mercia Police, it will be forwarded to the force’s Professional Standards Department. It will not be handled by the PCC.

Complaints against the Chief Constable

The PCC is responsible (as the ‘appropriate authority’) for processing any complaints, conduct matters, or Death or Serious Injury matters involving the Chief Constable of West Mercia Police. Please note, complaints can only be made against the Chief Constable where allegations relate to the Chief Constable’s personal involvement or conduct. Matters that have been formally delegated to other officers, staff or police departments cannot be the basis for a complaint against the Chief Constable. Any complaints that do not directly relate to the Chief Constable’s personal involvement, or conduct, will be forwarded to the Professional Standards Department.

If you wish to make a complaint against the Chief Constable of West Mercia Police, this should be sent to the Police and Crime Commissioner along with any necessary supporting documents via your preferred method to:

Email – opcc@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Write – John Campion, Police and Crime Commissioner, OPCC, West Mercia Police, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP

Complaints against the Commissioner

Complaints about the PCC’s personal conduct are referred to the West Mercia Police and Crime Panel, which is independent of the PCC’s office.

General Enquiries

If you have a general enquiry not covered by the categories above please contact the Commissioner’s team.

Email – opcc@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Write – John Campion, Police and Crime Commissioner, OPCC, West Mercia Police, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP

Tel – Please note that due to national guidelines around Coronavirus, staff are working remotely and the telephone line is unmanned during this time. Please email the office for general enquiries.

Correspondence Guidelines and Information

When will I get a response to my correspondence?

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) aims to:

  • Acknowledge all new correspondence matters within three working days
  • Provide a full, appropriate, personal response within 20 working days
  • Where it is not possible to respond fully within 20 working days, we will explain why this is the case and provide regular updates as necessary and appropriate.

Why would I not get a full response within 20 working days?

Often correspondence received by the OPCC will raise complex issues that do not have straightforward solutions. Getting full context, background and understanding on a specific issue, case or incident may require input from multiple parties – including different departments within the police force or fire services, or sometimes both.

Agreeing a resolution or the most appropriate course of action may also be equally complex. There are numerous legal considerations that the Commissioner may also require guidance on before being able to respond.

The majority of correspondence coming into the OPCC does receive a full response well within the 20 day target, but as each individual case is different it is not possible to guarantee this in every instance.

How will you use and store my details and information?

The OPCC will process your details and information in line with its published privacy policy. Please click the link for more information.

Police Complaint Reviews

A complaint review is an appraisal of how an original complaint was dealt with by the police.

A review aims to look at and consider the process that the police followed, and the decision that was reached.

You can find out more on the Complaint Review Page.

For emergencies call 999 Non emergencies call 101

Contact details

Postal Address

Write – John Campion,
Police and Crime Commissioner,
OPCC, West Mercia Police,
Hindlip Hall, Worcester,
WR3 8SP

Phone

01905 331 656

Email

opcc@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

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