Interim Chair of Independent Police Complaints Commission to give talk on Public Conference in Policing

Wednesday, 21 December, 2011

Public confidence in 21st century policing will be the subject of a lecture given by the Interim Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, Len Jackson OBE, at Nottingham Trent University on January 26. The talk will look at the major issues which have sparked demands for more rigorous oversight of the police as well as the creation of the IPCC, the body responsible for dealing with complaints against police officers and staff in England and Wales.

The talk, which is open to the public and free to attend, is part of a guest lecture series organised by the university's School of Social Sciences.

As well as providing a history of police complaints and the bodies responsible for them, Mr Jackson will discuss the potential impact of the new Police and Crime Act on police complaints and how the landscape in this area will change beyond 2012.

He will also highlight recent experiences of dealing with serious incidents involving European Convention on Human Rights 'article two' cases - which protect the right to life - and what has been learned from those cases.
Mr Jackson, who was appointed to the IPCC as a commissioner in 2003 and became deputy chair in 2008, before taking on the role of Interim Chair last year.
He is also an assistant commissioner with the Boundary Commission for England and Wales and a sales and marketing professional with more than 30 years' experience in the food industry. He has many years' experience of working with public sector bodies, such as the East Midlands Development Agency, where he was a director for three years from 1999-2001.
He was awarded an OBE in 2002 for his chairmanship of a number of government and voluntary sector initiatives during the 1990s including New Deal and Common Purpose. Between 2002-2008 Mr Jackson was chair of Sport England in the East Midlands and sat on its main board in London.

Return to news menu