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Consultation period extended

HMIC is extending the consultation period for responses to our proposals for a new programme of regular police force inspections, to allow as many people as possible to have their say. The closing date for responses is now Friday 12 September 2014.


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The first of a series of inspection reports into child protection has been published today by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. The inspection examined child protection in Norfolk Constabulary in April 2014. It is the first in a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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HMIC has published the first batch of force reports from our current crime data integrity inspection programme which follow on from the interim report we published in May 2014. These reports include specific recommendations for each force on how to improve the accuracy of, and therefore public confidence in, the way the police records crime.

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From September 2014, you’ll be able to find HMIC at its new home,

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Find your local police force

Use our interactive map of England and Wales to find out more about your local police force, including recent reports and data published by HMIC.

Crime and Policing Comparator

The Crime and Policing Comparator is HMIC’s online tool, that brings together data from all 43 police forces across England and Wales for the past four years, allowing you to explore the data in one place and draw graphs of your choice.

Local policing bodies

Explore useful information on crime and policing, and how HMIC works with police and crime commissioners, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, and the City of London Corporation.

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Our role

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) independently assesses police forces and policing activity ranging from neighbourhood teams through serious crime to the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.

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Mission statement

Through inspecting, monitoring and advising, to promote and advance improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of policing. We will do this independently, professionally and fairly, always championing the public interest, and we will explain what we do and why.

Our work

The public want the police to succeed in their mission to keep people safe and secure. It is in the public interest that the quality of policing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland keeps improving.

At HMIC, we monitor and report on forces and policing activity with the aim of encouraging improvement.

By providing accessible information on the performance of forces, we allow their public, and peers, to see how they are doing. This will place pressure on those forces falling below average in aspects of policing to raise their game.

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Who we inspect

Police forces

HMIC inspects and monitors the 43 police forces in England and Wales, sometimes also referred to as Home Office-funded forces. This section provides information on each of these forces, including links to their recent reports, data,  local information and useful links.

Other organisations

We also inspect other policing bodies and organisations, such as the Ministry of Defence Police and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

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Our publications

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

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