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A report which scrutinises how well the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) make decisions around charging suspects indicates that there has been improvement in how they both make charging decisions. Pre-charge bail is now better managed by the police, and the digital transfer of information has speeded up some parts of the process.

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Police custody in Cleveland was generally positive, but needed to make some further improvements, 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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A follow up review into how the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the probation service deal with disability hate crime reports that all three organisations have failed to comply and act on recommendations made in a previous report from March 2013.

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There were some weaknesses in the management of police custody in Warwickshire and West Mercia, 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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Police custody in North Wales had improved and was generally positive, 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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The most recent crime and victim satisfaction data have been published on HMIC’s Crime and Policing Comparator. These data cover the 12 months to December 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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The Home Secretary has announced the appointment of Wendy Williams as HM Inspector of Constabulary.

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In 2014, Policing in Austerity: Meeting the Challenge found Gwent Police requiring improvement. A recent revisit inspection revealed that Gwent has made good progress since the initial inspection.

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Police forces have made disappointingly slow progress in improving their use of stop and search powers since 2013, according to a report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

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Following consultation earlier this year, HMIC has now published its inspection programme for the year ahead.