The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has appointed a new investigator dedicated to looking into complaints against Lancashire Police.
James Dipple-Johnstone has taken over as North West IPCC commissioner and will concentrate his efforts on complaints made against officers in the county and across the region.
He is based at the IPCC office in Sale.
Before joining the IPCC, Mr Dipple-Johnstone was Director of Investigations at the Office of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman where he headed the unit carrying out investigations into health service complaints.
That office deals with around 25,000 cases every year.
Before that, he was senior policy and reconsiderations manager at the Healthcare Commission, following a move from the Department of Health.
An IPCC statement said: “He brings extensive experience of complaints resolution in high-volume and publicly sensitive areas, and in the way that this can assist performance and service delivery.”
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