Complaints against the police on the rise

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COMPLAINTS made against Lincolnshire Police have increased - according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The number of people who complained against the police in 2009/10 rose by seven per cent to 409 people.

However, as single complaints can include numerous allegations, the number allegations about police officers fell from 722 to 685.

With police forces around the country facing cuts to their budgets, the IPCC has highlighted the challenges ahead for forces in maintaining or improving service.

A spokesman said: “While some aspects can be improved without cost, such as through better leadership, smaller police budgets will present a challenge around levels of service and public expectation.”