Out of Court Disposals allow the police to deal quickly and proportionately with low level, often first time offending which can be appropriately resolved without a prosecution at court.

Delivered ethically and effectively to the right people and in the right circumstances, they provide swift and meaningful justice for victims, and hold offenders accountable for their actions and reduce re-offending.

GMP is committed to ensuring that the use of Out of Court Disposals is done proportionately and appropriately and victims are at the centre of this consideration.

The aim of the scrutiny panel is to determine whether the method of disposal is considered appropriate based on a review of the information/evidence available to the decision maker at the time. The panel will consider the offence category and severity of offence, evidence present at the time of disposal and rationale in officer’s decision making process and whether decisions were victim focused.

We will continue to work with communities to ensure the use of Out of Court Disposals is done to the satisfaction of the people of Greater Manchester.

Panel score

September

1.     Appropriate and consistent with policy / guidance

 

1

2.     Appropriate but inconsistent with policy / guidance

 

12

3.     Inappropriate and inconsistent with policy / guidance

 

16

4.     Inappropriate but consistent with policy / guidance

 

 

5.     Unable to make a decision due to insufficient information being available

 

3

Total cases heard

32

 

The below table is the current running total since we began collating the data.

Panel score

Overall

  1. Appropriate and consistent with policy / guidance

 

62

  1. Appropriate but inconsistent with policy / guidance

 

47

  1. Inappropriate and inconsistent with policy / guidance

 

78

  1. Inappropriate but consistent with policy / guidance

 

0

  1. Unable to make a decision due to insufficient information being available

 

15

Total cases heard

202