Reviews of police service integrity

2012 – Revisiting police relationships: progress report

In 2012, HMIC conducted a review to track forces’ progress against the recommendations of our 2011 report, Without Fear or Favour. This revisit found that while forces have made some progress, particularly around putting in place processes and policies to manage threats to integrity, more needs to be done. The pace of change also needs to increase, not least to demonstrate to the public that the service is serious about managing integrity issues, which have retained a high media profile over the last year.

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To see the research findings that contributed to our 2012 report please visit our data section

Force reports

Avon and Somerset Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Bedfordshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

British Transport Police Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Cambridgeshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Cheshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

City of London Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Cleveland Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Cumbria Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Derbyshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Devon and Cornwall Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Dorset Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Durham Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Dyfed-Powys Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Essex Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Gloucestershire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Greater Manchester Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Gwent Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Hampshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Hertfordshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Humberside Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Kent Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Lancashire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Leicestershire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Lincolnshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Merseyside Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Metropolitan Police Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Norfolk Revisiting police relationships: progress report

North Wales Revisiting police relationships: progress report

North Yorkshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Northamptonshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Northumbria Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Nottinghamshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

South Wales Revisiting police relationships: progress report

South Yorkshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Staffordshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Suffolk Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Surrey Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Sussex Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Thames Valley Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Warwickshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

West Mercia Revisiting police relationships: progress report

West Midlands Revisiting police relationships: progress report

West Yorkshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

Wiltshire Revisiting police relationships: progress report

2011 – Without Fear or Favour – a review of police relationships

On 20 July 2011 HMIC was formally commissioned by the Home Secretary to consider instances of undue influence, inappropriate contractual arrangements and other abuses of power in police relationships with the media and other parties and to make recommendations about what needs to be done.

HMIC’s report, ‘Without Fear or Favour – A review of police relationships’, published on 13 December 2011, looked at the system of controls that seek to prevent and tackle relationships that create a conflict of interest and therefore a risk to police impartiality. In other words, police relationships that lead to the public not being treated fairly by the police. The review included relations with the media, disclosure of information, hospitality, gratuities, procurement, contracts and business interests. HMIC examined the data (where available), systems for seeking out wrong doing, the work of governing bodies, corporate governance and oversight, training, intelligence and enforcement.

Read Without Fear or Favour – A review of police relationships

Read the press release for Without Fear or Favour – A review of police relationships

To see the research findings that contributed to our 2011 report please visit our data section

You can see the Review’s terms of reference here.