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Our Ref: 16 March 2021 - NY5890  


I write in connection with your request for information that was received by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC) on 23rd February 2021.   

I note you seek access to the following information:    

In accordance with the provisions of the FoI Act please confirm:  

  1. The person to whom the function ofmaking arrangementsfor dealing with complaints reported against the Chief Constable has been delegated to,
  1. The instrument used to delegate the function ofmaking arrangementsfor dealing with complaints reported against the Chief Constable, for example whether the delegation has been made in accordance with the Scheme of Corporate Governance or any other instrument
  1. The person identified as being the ‘appropriate authority’ as defined under s. 29.1 (a) (i) of the Police Reform Act 2002,in order tomeet the obligations prescribed for the appropriate authority within the IOPC Statutory Guidance on the Police Complaints System

Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information  

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the OPFCC.    

I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by the OPFCC.    


I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.  

The Joint Corporate Governance Framework – section 3 (Scheme of Corporate Governance), sets out the delegations to the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer in connection with complaints against the Chief Constable.  

Please note that the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer is the delegate in respect of the majority of the Commissioner’s appropriate authority functions relating to the Chief Constable as set out in the Scheme of Corporate Governance.  

For your further information, please now find below the link to the Scheme of Corporate Governance which you can view/download from our website:  

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  It should be noted therefore that the OPFCC’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.