Joint inspections

HMIC has a long history of engaging in joint inspection activity with:

The Police and Justice Act 2006 established a statutory responsibility on each of the five inspectorates to:

  • co-operate with each other, and other named inspectorates
  • draw up a joint inspection programme and associated framework
  • consult their Secretary of State, other inspectorates and named stakeholders in the formulation of the plan
  • act as ‘gatekeeper’ for all inspection of specified organisations, and
  • delegate authority to inspect such organisations to each other, or other public authorities, as appropriate.