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Essex independent custody visiting scheme recognised for quality assurance

The Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has been recognised nationally for the quality of its independent custody visiting scheme.

Under the scheme, trained volunteers from the local community (Independent Custody Visitors or ICVs), managed by Kasia Grabka from the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s office, make regular unannounced visits to police custody suites to check on the rights, entitlements, wellbeing and dignity of the detainees held there.

Their findings are then reported to the Police and Crime Commissioners and Police Authorities who hold Chief Constables to account.

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