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Please note, this information is for anyone who made a complaint before 1 February 2020.
You may be able to appeal if the process of looking into your complaint stopped before it was investigated. When a force makes a decision to stop dealing with a complaint before investigating it, this is called a ‘decision to disapply’.
You can appeal if:
You cannot appeal if your complaint relates to a direction and control issue (this does not apply if your complaint is about a contractor).
To appeal against the outcome of a complaint after it's been stopped before being investigated, you need to appeal directly to the IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct).