Garda Síochána Act 2005

85

If complaint is made to Garda Síochána.

85.— (1) When the Garda Commissioner or a member of the Garda Síochána receives a complaint under section 83(2) , he or she shall immediately—

( a) record the complaint and the date and time of its receipt,

( b) provide the complainant with a written acknowledgement of its receipt, and

( c) forward to the Ombudsman Commission a copy of the complaint or, if the complaint was not made in writing, a copy of the record of the complaint.

(2) If the complaint is made to a member of the Garda Síochána at a Garda Síochána station, the member in charge of the station at the time the complaint is received shall ensure that the Garda Commissioner—

( a) is notified of the complaint, and

( b) is sent a copy of the complaint or, if the complaint was not made in writing, a copy of the record of the complaint.

(3) If the complaint is made to a member at or above the rank of chief superintendent at a place other than a Garda Síochána station, that member shall ensure that the Garda Commissioner—

( a) is notified of the complaint, and

( b) is sent a copy of the complaint or, if the complaint was not made in writing, a copy of the record of the complaint.