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Police custody in Durham was generally positive, but too many people with mental health issues were brought into custody instead of taken to health facilities, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary.

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Youth offending teams and staff in secure establishments were working hard with girls who commit criminal offences to reduce reoffending and reduce the risk the girls posed. However, many of those girls had potentially been exposed to sexual exploitation in the community and staff needed to be better equipped to deal with it, according to independent inspectors.

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The Home Secretary has announced Thomas Winsor’s reappointment as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary for a five-year term.

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Video recorded interview evidence from child abuse witnesses and victims needs to be a better standard for criminal trial, according to inspectors in a joint report published by HMCPSI and HMIC today.

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This inspection examined child protection in Great Manchester Police in July 2014. It is part of a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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HMIC has published its report into the effectiveness and efficiency of the single counter-terrorism grant in the East Midlands region.

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Police custody in South Yorkshire had improved, and was positive overall, but the force needed to focus on improving risk assessments, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection.

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Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary has published his annual assessment of the state of policing. His report looks at how the police service is adapting to the rapidly changing nature of crime. From today, and for the first time, you can also see at a glance how well your local police force is performing, using our new web tool.

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HMIC has published the response to points raised about the PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) 2014 assessments during our consultation. Our full, formal consultation response on the wider PEEL assessments will be published early in 2015. Get the response Read the report

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In September 2013, we inspected 18 forces as part of our three-year programme to examine the arrangements that forces have in place to meet the strategic policing requirement. These reports set out what we found.