Independent Police Complaints Council
The Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) is a civilian body of the Government of Hong Kong, part of the two-tier system in which the Hong Kong Police Force investigates complaints made by the public against its members and the IPCC monitors those investigations.
The IPCC was created as an independent body to monitor the review by the Complaints Against Police Office (CAPO) of complaints against members of the Police Force. Unlike CAPO, which is a unit of the police force, the IPCC is a civilian body not linked with the police that reports directly to the office of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
The IPCC was created in 1994 and succeeded an earlier independent review body, the Police Complaints Committee or PCC, to investigate police. The PCC was created in 1986 and reported to the then Governor of Hong Kong.
The IPCC is headed by a Secretariat and is governed by The Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) Ordinance enacted in July 2008.
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- Police complaints system - Government press release quoting reply by the Secretary for Security in LegCo, 14 Jan 09