PATs are governed by the Police Appeals Tribunal Rules 2012, which were amended in 2015. The amendments set out what may be published in respect of appeal hearings and allows for them to be held in public. In circumstances where this is not appropriate, or where certain parts of the tribunal need to be in private, adequate notice will be given and the reasons why will be explained.
Members of the public and media can attend PATs as observers but are not allowed to participate in proceedings. The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire (OPCC) is responsible for appointing the Chairperson (Legally Qualified Chair) and panel members for the appeal hearing.
If you would like to attend a scheduled Police Appeals Tribunal then please email Police.Commissioner@leics.pcc.pnn.gov.uk or telephone 0116 2298980 with the following details as below:
- Email address
- Contact telephone number
You need to pre-register at least one working day before the Tribunal hearing and agree to the conditions of entry. Full details of the conditions of attendance to the Police Appeal Tribunal can be found here:
Leicestershire Police Headquarters is not generally open to the public, therefore, for security reasons, anyone wishing to attend the hearing will need to abide by a small number of conditions (unfortunately, if you don't pre-register and agreed to these conditions of entry you won't be allowed to attend the tribunal).
These conditions are set out for a number of reasons; including ensuring fairness during the proceedings to all parties, but also to ensure your safety whilst on police premises, and the safety of others.
The Chair may impose other conditions before or at the hearing at his/her discretion. The Chair may also order the removal of people who disrupt the hearing in any way.
Upcoming Police Appeal Tribunal hearings can be found below:
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Police Misconduct Hearings
Disciplinary matters involving police officers and special constables are governed by Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012, which were amended in 2015. With effect from 1 May 2015, misconduct hearings were opened to the public and media to attend.
Details of upcoming misconduct hearings will be published with at least five days’ notice on the Leicester Police website. The amended regulations state that police gross (serious) misconduct hearings will be held in public and, from January 2016, presided over by a Legally Qualified Chair (LQC).
The LQC will determine whether a misconduct hearing will be held in public, in private or part public/private and, wherever possible, should state the reasons why.