The AFP and the Commonwealth Ombudsman have announced the ombudsman is going to be having a look over the way police watch houses are managed in the ACT.
The review will examine:
â€¢ the policies and procedures applicable to watch house operations
â€¢ guidelines available to watch house staff
â€¢ training and supervision of AFP members working in the watch house
â€¢ functioning of the closed circuit television networks
â€¢ the use of force and physical restraints
â€¢ assessment, identification and subsequent treatment of persons with special needs
â€¢ watch house records and videotapes to determine how effectively procedures are implemented in practice
â€¢ oversight, supervision and management of watch house staff.
The review is expected to be complete in April and they promise to make the report public.