2017 PEEL assessment

PEEL 2017 questions

A new set of questions was developed for PEEL 2017, building on previous rounds of PEEL. In addition to the core themes of effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy, we will also assess forces on their leadership. However, the leadership element has been woven into questions on each of the core themes, rather than being inspected as a separate question set as in PEEL 2016.

Each force in England and Wales will be assessed against each of these questions during two inspections:

  • the spring inspection, running from April to July 2017, will inspect on questions relating to efficiency and legitimacy, including the leadership element; and
  • the autumn inspection, running from September to December 2017, will inspect on questions relating to effectiveness including the leadership element.

The questions are listed below.

Effectiveness

Definition: an effective force is one that keeps people safe and reduces crime.

The question set for this inspection will be published here before the effectiveness inspections in autumn 2017.

Efficiency

Definition: an efficient force maximises the outcomes from its available resources.

Headline question

How efficient are the police at keeping people safe and reducing crime?

Core question Diagnostic
How well does the force understand demand? How well does the force understand current demand?

How well does the force understand things that affect demand?

How well does the force use its resources? How well does the force understand the capability of its workforce?

How well does the force understand the capability of its leaders?

How well does the force allocate resources?

How well does the force work with others?

How well is the force planning for the future? How well does the force predict likely future demand?

How well is the force planning for the future, in terms of workforce?

How well does the force plan for likely future demand?

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Legitimacy

Definition: a police force is legitimate if it has the consent of the public, and those working in the force consistently behave in a way that is fair, reasonable, effective and lawful, which generates the trust and co-operation of the public.

Headline question

How legitimate is the force at keeping people safe and reducing crime?

Core question Diagnostic
To what extent does the force treat all the people it serves with fairness and respect? To what extent does the force understand the importance of treating the people it serves with fairness and respect?

How well does the force understand potential future demand for its services?

How well does the force understand the extent to which its workforce treats members of the public with fairness and respect?

How fairly does the force use stop and search powers?

How well does the force ensure its workforce behaves ethically and lawfully? How well does the force develop and maintain an ethical culture?

How accessible is the complaints system to all members of the public?

How well does the force identify and investigate potential discrimination by its officers and staff?

To what extent does the force treat its workforce with fairness and respect? How well does the force identify and act to improve fairness at work?

How well does the force support the wellbeing of its workforce?

How fairly and effectively does the force manage and develop both individual performance of its officers and staff and its selection processes?

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How PEEL was inspected in 2017

More information about how we inspected in 2017 will be published here before the publication of the inspection reports later in the year.

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