Home Secretary’s review into police accountability

The College of Policing supports the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s letter regarding the Home Secretary’s review into police accountability, particularly when force is used.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh, CEO College of Policing, said:

“Police officers undertake a job like no other and many will face risks every day that most people will never experience in their lifetime.

“I support a review into the legal parameters within which all police officers carry out their roles. It is vital we fully understand how the system that holds officers accountable for their actions, can also acknowledge the significant additional risks they face.

“No officer should ever be above the law or have to face unnecessary burdens because of a lack of legal clarity.”

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020 3837 0435


Notes to editors

The letter from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Mark Rowley, has been published on their website today. 

Chief Constable Andy Marsh will not be available for interview today or tomorrow.