Police and crime commissioners
On 15 November 2012, elections to appoint the first police and crime commissioners (PCCs) took place across England and Wales.
This section of the website contains information on how we work with PCCs and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), and what information is available to them, the public and other stakeholders.
How we work with PCCs
We have produced a leaflet summarising how HMIC works with PCCs: download the ‘Working with police and crime commissioners’ leaflet.
Use the links below to read more about:
- How HMIC works with PCCs and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (including our ongoing role in senior officer misconduct and dismissal processes, and how PCCs can bid to commission us to carry out a bespoke inspection on any aspect of policing in their area);
- Information on the joint work we conduct with other inspectorates, which can give a fuller picture of criminal justice inspections;
- HMIC’s history and how we work, including who your regional HMI is.
Information HMIC can provide to PCCs, the public and other stakeholders
HMIC publishes information on the whole breadth of policing activity in our publications section, where you can find reports topics ranging from child protection or how each force balances its books, to year-by-year data on how many times shoplifting offences have been recorded in each area. We monitor force performance in order to encourage and drive local accountability and transparency.
Choose your force from the map on the home page to find:
- Up-to-date crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB), cost and workforce data in our interactive Crime and Policing Comparator – see how your force is performing, and how it compares with the rest of England and Wales. (updated December 2014)
- Key facts about your local police force.
- Local information for your force.
- Value for money profiles that provide comparative information on what the police are spending their budgets on, staffing levels by grade and function, and outputs and outcomes in a comparable format. (updated October 2014)
There are also links through to your force’s and PCC’s websites, as well as to its pages on police.uk (where you can see month-by-month crime and ASB data at street level).