Police Appeals Tribunals (PATs) hear appeals against the findings of gross (serious) misconduct brought by police officers or special constables. PATs are currently governed by Police Appeals Tribunal Rules 2012, which were amended in 2015. The amendments set out what may be published in respect of appeal hearings and allows for the appeal hearings to be held in public.
The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Surrey is responsible for appointing the chair to conduct the proceedings. Members of the public can now attend appeal hearings as observers but are not allowed to participate in proceedings.