IOPC Impact Report 2022/23 is published

Published: 02 Nov 2023

Our fifth annual impact report, published today, focuses on stories about real people and the impact we have had on the public and policing. The report showcases examples from the first year of our new five-year strategy: Building trust and confidence in policing.

You can read examples of how we’ve improved policing and police complaints handling, our focus on areas of public concern and how we supported service users and improved access to the complaints system.

The report shows:

  • how we handled a complaint from a transgender man that the police had not taken his and his partner’s allegations of hate crime seriously and how the couple then went on to work with us to help raise awareness of the complaints system within the transgender community
  • our workshops with young people to improve their awareness and understanding of the police complaints system and how our youth panel has been building bridges by encouraging dialogue between young people and Merseyside police
  • how our survivor engagement managers worked to support a vulnerable victim who had been targeted by a predatory officer after she reported an allegation of sexual assault by her partner

We aim to make our impact report a quick, easy and accessible read. Why not take a look?