Police force praised for its handling 
of complaints

HOR 140511 Neighbourhood Watch Conference. L to R Supt Dave Miller, Sx Police, Broadfield East School, Crawley, head teacher Terry Abbott, Assisatnt Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, Kathy Burke chair Sussex Crime Stoppers and Supt Dave Miller, Sx Police.' photo by derek martin ENGSNL00120110516094128

HOR 140511 Neighbourhood Watch Conference. L to R Supt Dave Miller, Sx Police, Broadfield East School, Crawley, head teacher Terry Abbott, Assisatnt Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, Kathy Burke chair Sussex Crime Stoppers and Supt Dave Miller, Sx Police.' photo by derek martin ENGSNL00120110516094128

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Sussex Police has been praised for the way it investigates complaints.

The Integrity Matters report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) highlights the ability of the force to investigate allegations of misconduct or corruption and root out wrongdoing.

Deputy Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney said, “We are really pleased by the many positive things that the inspection team found, not least the energetic leadership of the chief constable, the consistently high quality of investigations into public complaints and misconduct issues and the proactive steps taken by the force’s anti-corruption unit to root out those who fail to meet the high standards expected by both the public and the police service.

“We have worked hard to ensure that all staff understand the importance of delivering policing with as much transparency as possible, always remembering that we are accountable to the public for our actions. The Code of Ethics has been welcomed by the force as it reaffirms our commitment to fairness, impartiality and integrity in all that we do and has provided a new impetus for us to go even further in our efforts to deliver our services in a way that enhances the confidence of communities in Sussex.”

HMIC inspects all 43 police forces together with other major policing bodies.