Following the introduction of regulations to support the
Anti–social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, we are now required
to publish our learning recommendations and responses on our
All recommendations made after 1 October 2014 will be published
on this section of our website.
What are learning recommendations?
The IPCC makes learning recommendations to the police, or other
relevant organisations, after IPCC investigations. Recommendations
can include improving practice, updating policy or changes to
training. They also make recommendations after making decisions on
certain types of appeals.
Who are the recommendations for?
Recommendations may be made to the police, or police and crime
commissioners as a result of supervised, managed or independent
investigations and certain types of appeal.
Do we have to respond to the recommendation?
Bedfordshire Police has a legal duty to respond to the
recommendation. While we do not have to carry out the
recommendation, we do have to say what action we have taken or plan
to take, or why we have not taken, or do not plan to take, any
action. We must provide responses to the IPCC within 56 days
(unless there are valid reasons not to).
We will publish these responses on this section of our website
(unless there are valid reasons why they cannot be published), and
they are also published on the IPCC