Protecting Members in the Custody environment from false allegations

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2008 Police Staff Service Group Conference
25 June 2008

Our members working in custody are vulnerable to all sorts of false allegations from detained persons; these allegations have included physical and sexual assault. Once the allegations are made our members are put under immense pressure for long periods of time until investigations are complete. This causes not only difficulties at work, but home also.

Conference believes that members should be afforded as much protection and support as possible to minimise the opportunity for complaint and the provision of support during the complaint process.

Conference therefore requests that the Service Group Executive examine best practice and provide advice and guidance to branches outlining the findings.