Running this site and speaking to people who use the Action Against Police Service, I spend a lot of my time giving advice and... The 10 Worst Police Forces: Most Corrupt Complaints System



Running this site and speaking to people who use the Action Against Police Service, I spend a lot of my time giving advice and alternatives to those who have been failed by the utterly corrupt police complaints system. By doing so it never fails to amaze me just how often the police will disregard, misinform or even punish those that turn to them for help. This is because on the whole, the police seem to think that they provide their services to the public as a favour, not an obligation.


In some cases the people that come to me cannot get the police to perform even the most basic of tasks: Such as investigating a serious crime or even allow one to be reported. When challenged or asked to hold themselves to account they usually respond in a vile manner: Resorting to intimidation and threats, as well as wilfully and openly abusing their positions of authority to get the complainant to surrender to them.


Over the years I have heard thousands of horror stories, and read an almost equal number of complaint reports that have been rinsed and bleached by the police professional standards department. In the last year however I have been hearing more and more complaints about the same police forces, over and over again. And always with the most shocking and outrageous of behaviour from the officers concerned.



The truth about police complaints

Recently I decided to see if there was any correlation with the forces I keep hearing about and the official figures on police complaints. In my experience it’s the police forces that uphold the least number of complaints (while receiving the highest number of them) which have the greatest disregard toward the public. This demonstrates just how willing officers in the complaints department are to get their colleagues off the hook at the expense of the public.


Each year the IPCC publish comprehensive data on police complaints (the only useful function they serve). Although they give the figures of which forces have the highest amount of complaints, and which forces have the lowest rate of upholding those complaints, they fail to compile them into any league table. So I have done it for them.


Sure enough when I re-compiled the IPCC data, the same forces I keep hearing about over and over were right up at the top.


So if you are unfortunate enough to live within the borders of any of the forces I have listed below, I would urge you to be extra vigilant when having any contact with the police. These are the top ten worst forces in the country, who employ the most poorly trained, self-entitled and unruly police officers in the country.


Furthermore, in the likelihood that you DO experience a problem with any officers from these constabularies, their complaints process is designed specifically to help THEM, not you.


So be warned!




10 worst police forces in England and Wales

(Most corrupt complaints system)



10. Wiltshire Police

Complaints (over 12 months): 880

Staff Employed: 2,296

Complaints per 1000 staff: 383

Chief Constable: Mike Veale

Previous Chief Constable Patrick Geenty took early retirement right after the IPCC buried an investigation on him in relation to a sexual abuse inquiry.

In the 1990s Wiltshire Police buried multiple rape allegations made against conservative politician Edward Heath.


9. Leicestershire Police

Complaints (over 12 months): 1,550

Staff Employed: 3,851

Complaints per 1000 staff: 402

Chief Constable:  Simon Cole

Leicestershire Police faced ridicule last year when it emerged officers would only investigate break-ins at properties with even door numbers. Odd numbered houses being ignored.

In 2014 Leicestershire police were also the subject of an undercover documentary revealing just how negligent police officers are “because they can’t be bothered”. It has to be seen to be believed.


8. Surrey Police

Complaints (over 12 months): 1,680

Staff Employed: 4,112

Complaints per 1000 staff: 409

Chief Constable: Nick Ephgrave

Previous chief constable Lynne Owens was yet another example of an under-qualified pile of useless being catapulted into a top job by virtue of having a vagina. Under her politically correct tenure, Surrey Police were condemned for ‘failing vulnerable children, rape and domestic violence victims asking for assistance’. Despite her utter uselessness she was then given the job as head of the National Crime Agency. Supposedly Britain’s answer to the FBI. That is if the question is: got any raped children that want ignoring?


7. Nottinghamshire Police

Complaints (over 12 months): 1,710

Staff Employed: 4,139

Complaints per 1000 staff: 413

Chief Constable: Chris Eyre

In 2014 Notts police announced it will not attend a third of reported crimes. They did this in protest to government cuts despite the fact that cuts to frontline policing are forbidden.


6. Northumbria Police

Complaints (over 12 months): 2,382

Staff Employed: 5,709

Complaints per 1000 staff: 417

Chief Constable: Steve Ashman

Previous Chief Constable Sue Simm (another useless top cop promoted by virtue of her sex) took early retirement right after allegations were made that she was rude and a bully to her staff.


5. Devon and Cornwall Police

Complaints (over 12 months): 2,431

Staff Employed: 5,789

Complaints per 1000 staff: 420

Chief Constable: Shaun Sawyer

Had any items taken from you by Devon and Cornwall police that they never returned? Well chances are they are flogging it for a profit on their Ebay page here.


4. Bedfordshire Police

Complaints (over 12 months): 914

Staff Employed: 2,083

Complaints per 1000 staff: 439

Chief Constable: Jon Boutcher

Previous Chief Constable Colette Paul took early retirement right after a report from HMIC declared her police force as being unfit for purpose.

Bedfordshire police have been criticised by Liberty GB as being a Shariah compliant force. They recently refused to investigate  death threats made to EDL leader Tommy Robinson by Muslim fanatics.


3. Gwent Police

Complaints (over 12 months): 1,033

Staff Employed: 2,331

Complaints per 1000 staff: 443

Chief Constable: Jeff Farrar

Previous chief constable Carmel Napier was given the heave-ho by Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner when he cited her leadership as being “unacceptably dismissive, abrupt and unhelpful.” Yes, just like most of the uniformed officers that work under her.

Jeff Farrar was recently investigated by the IPCC for ‘corrupt practices’. The IPCC swiftly buried the investigation before it’s completion.


2. Avon and Somerset Police

Complaints (over 12 months): 2,524

Staff Employed: 5,511

Complaints per 1000 staff: 458

Chief Constable: Andy Marsh

Previous Chief Constable Nick Gargan resigned in October 2015 right after misconduct proceedings which found him guilty of being a sex pest.

Current chief constable Andy Marsh is married to one of his assistant chief constables. It’s all okay though, because the IPCC and all the other truth keepers have assured us that there’s nothing bent about such power-play nepotism.


1. Lincolnshire Police

Complaints (over 12 months): 1,032

Staff Employed: 1,780

Complaints per 1000 staff: 580

Chief Constable: Neil Rhodes

Lincolnshire police were condemned last year when it emerged that a third of adult rapes reported were recorded as ‘no crime’. Unsurprisingly Lincolnshire has the highest ‘no crime’ rate in the country.

The most common complaint made against Lincolnshire police is that the officers neglected or failed in their duties.

The IPCC have attempted to excuse away the excessive amount of complaints received by Lincolnshire Police as being the public’s fault, because – get this – “the public are ‘readier and more willing’ to complain as well as having ‘more things to complain about”.


Rob Warner