Commission of Inquiry Quarterly Summaries 2007
While the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct was released this year, the quarterly summary for December looks at two recommendations that will take effect in early 2008, and three recommendations that have been progressed significantly.
A major element of this progress will be the implementation of a Police Code of Conduct covering all staff, sworn and non-sworn. The new Code of Conduct is being introduced with revised Police Regulations and sets clear standards of behaviour expected of all Police employees, with breaches of these standards being dealt with under a new disciplinary system.
This summary also includes the progress on four of the recommendations made in regards to the Ministry of Justice and the Independent Police Conduct Authority. This falls underneath a key achievement, the passage of the Independent Police Conduct Authority Amendment Act 2007.