Welcome to OpenRapport - Reporting & Accountability
This is the fourth rendition of this project and it includes several improvements based on user input and ideas,
including better Search Optimisation Features
We've integrated the Unified Police Data Project, a tool for holding police accountable to the public they serve. Unified Police Data Project (UPDP) takes records of police interactions with the public – records that would otherwise be buried in internal databases – and opens them up to make the data useful to the public, creating a permanent record for every UPD police officer. Built with a focus on making data both accessible and useful by collaborating closely with the people who can best make use of it. If you’re open to talking with us about your experience, please tell us via @OpenRapport.
We've spoken to the community both police and members of the misconduct area to try in incorporate their ideas in
to something that could be benefical and assistive to both sides.
This is NOT a vigilante or anti-establishment or anti-police
Nothing like OpenRapport has been attempted before in the UK. We have to abide by regulations. That does not mean we cannot design intuitive features.
Policing in England and Wales is, as you know, based on the principle of
policing by consent, which relies heavily on a relationship of mutual trust
respect between the police and the public.
Trust is essential if the police are to receive information from the public which helps them to detect and combat crime.
It is also essential to enable the public to feel able to seek the assistance and protection of police officers when necessary.
The police have significant powers to intervene in our lives when they believe we need to be prevented from harming ourselves or others, or from committing acts of criminality.
Their powers are such that there are even circumstances in which a police officer may lawfully take a life.
Given these powers, it is important that the public know that if police officers fail to uphold the very high professional standards expected of them, or break
the law, their actions will be dealt with robustly. It is vital therefore that members of the public know how to make a complaint against the police, have
confidence that the system will take their complaint seriously and believe it will be dealt with rigorously and fairly.
Except taken from Click - Corruption in the Police Service in England and Wales
Standards of professional behavior
1. Honesty and integrity
2. Authority, respect and courtesy
3. Equality and diversity
4. Use of force
5. Orders and instructions
6. Duties and responsibilities
8. Fitness for work
10. Challenging and reporting improper conduct
Except taken from Click - Police Standard Code Of Ethics