Commissions from PCCs

PCCs can commission HMIC to carry out inspections within their force area.

Before accepting a commission from a PCC we will discuss their requirements and the scope of the inspection with them. Terms, including duration and estimated cost, will be agreed before we proceed. HMIC will publish the findings from all inspections commissioned by PCCs.

Download standard terms for these commissions (PDF, 123KB, new window)

PCC commissions

An inspection on the effectiveness and efficiency of the single counter-terrorism grant in the East Midlands region – 10 December 2014

In June 2014, the five East Midlands police and crime commissioners commissioned HMIC to inspect the effectiveness and efficiency of the single counter-terrorism grant for the region. The report found good evidence that the single counter-terrorism grant arrangement was a more efficient and effective use of public money than previous separate grant arrangements.

Read ‘An inspection on the effectiveness and efficiency of the single counter-terrorism grant in the East Midlands region’

Revisit: South Yorkshire’s response to child sexual exploitation – 25 July 2014

The South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC), Shaun Wright, commissioned HMIC to assess the effectiveness of South Yorkshire Police’s approach to protecting children from sexual exploitation, and to develop recommendations for improvements. This report was published in November 2013. HMIC carried out a follow-up inspection in May 2014, and wrote to the South Yorkshire PCC in July 2014 to provide feedback.

Read HMIC’s feedback to PCC Shaun Wright on South Yorkshire Police’s response to Child Sexual Exploitation

How Cheshire Constabulary investigates reports of burglary in a dwelling – 3 April 2014

In January 2014, the police and crime commissioner for Cheshire commissioned HMIC to review how well Cheshire Constabulary investigates cases of burglary in a dwelling. The review found that senior officers had put in place examples of good practice to oversee the force’s approach to burglary in dwellings. There was also good ownership at a local level that delivered a quality service to the public in investigating this type of offence.

Read ‘Cheshire Constabulary – review of burglary dwelling investigations’

Crime recording in Kent – Interim progress report – 31 January 2014

In February 2013, the police and crime commissioner for Kent commissioned HMIC to undertake an inspection “to determine whether the people of Kent can have confidence in Kent Police’s crime figures”. Following that report, the Police and Crime Commissioner invited HMIC to return to the force later in the year to assess if progress had been made.

Read ‘Crime recording in Kent – An interim progress report, commissioned by the police and crime commissioner for Kent’

East Midlands collaboration – 12 November 2013

In July 2013, the police and crime commissioners (PCCs) for the East Midlands region (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire) commissioned HMIC to conduct a review of the arrangements for collaboration between the five forces in the region. The purpose of the commission was:

“to provide [the PCCs] with high-level assurance on the overall approach to collaboration between, and by, forces within the East Midlands policing region; by assessing current arrangements; by assessing what is being developed and by considering future possibilities.”

Read the report ‘Working Together: A review of the arrangements for collaboration between the five East Midlands police forces, commissioned by the police and crime commissioners for the region

South Yorkshire’s response to child sexual exploitation – 11 November 2013

The South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC), Shaun Wright, commissioned HMIC to assess the effectiveness of South Yorkshire Police’s approach to protecting children from sexual exploitation, and to develop recommendations for improvements.

Read ‘South Yorkshire’s response to child sexual exploitation’

Crime recording in Kent – 17 June 2013

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent commissioned an inspection from HMIC to determine whether the people of Kent can have confidence in Kent Police’s crime figures.

Read ‘Crime recording in Kent’