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Annual Report 2017-2018 OmbudsmanNT



Annual Report 2017-2018 OmbudsmanNT

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81 APPENDIX A AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER BODIES POLICE COMPLAINTS AGREEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (NT) OMBUDSMAN FOR THE NT This agreement is made pursuant to section 150 of the Ombudsman Act. It records the joint commitment of the Commissioner of Police NT and the Ombudsman for the NT to the open, accountable and fair resolution of complaints against Police and describes agreed administrative procedures to achieve that outcome. Table of Contents 1. Scope of Terms 2. Introduction 3. Purpose and Intent of the Agreement 4. Obligations of Professional Standards Command 5. Obligations of Police Officer 6. Notification on the Making of A Complaint 7. Assessing and Determining Whether to Deal With a Complaint 7.1 Complaints Made Out of Time 7.2 Preliminary Inquiries 7.3 Declining a Complaint 8. Classification of Complaints 9. Re-Classification of Complaint 10. Conciliation [Part 7, Division 3] 10.1 Representation at Conciliation 11. Complaint Resolution Process (CRP) Procedures [Part 7, Div 4, Sub Div 1] 11.1 Ombudsman's Oversight 11.2 Categories of CRP Conduct 11.3 CRP Process 11.4 Successfully Completed CRP 11.5 Unsuccessful CRP 11.6 Police Officer Dissatisfied 11.7 Police Officer's Rights 11.8 Enquiries Reveal a Matter is More Serious 11.9 Withdrawal of Complaint 11.10 CRP Action Requirements 12. Professional Standards Command Investigation 12.1 Preliminary Inquiry 12.2 Category 2 PSC Investigation 12.3 Category 1 PSC Investigation 13. Ombudsman Investigation [Part 7, Division 5, Sub Div 2] 13.1 Finalisation Process 13.2 Complaint Findings 14. Reviews by Ombudsman 15. Confidentiality & Immunity 16. Suspected Criminal Conduct 17. Procedural Fairness 18. Other 18.1 Non-Disclosure of Information 18.2 Restricted Use of Information 18.3 Register of Police Complaints 19. Scope of This Agreement 20. Review of This Agreement