Skip to content

Dorset PEEL 2015

Other inspections

How well has the force performed in our other inspections?

In addition to the three core PEEL pillars, HMIC carries out inspections of a wide range of policing activity throughout the year. Some of these are conducted alongside the PEEL inspections (for instance, our 2016 leadership assessment); others are joint inspections.

Findings from these inspections are published separately to the main PEEL reports, but are taken into account when producing the rounded assessment of each force's performance.

Other reports

Last updated 22/02/2016

This section sets out the reports published by HMIC this year that help to better understand the performance of Dorset Police.

Honour-based violence (HBV)

Dorset Police is not yet prepared across all areas to protect people from harm from HBV.

The force has prepared its leadership and governance structures in order to support its ability to identify and respond to cases of HBV.

The force is prepared in respect of its awareness and understanding of HBV, and ensures that its officers and staff recognise, understand and identify victims from the first point of contact.

The force is prepared in respect of the levels of protection to be offered to victims of HBV.

The force is not yet prepared in respect of enforcement against perpetrators of HBV. The force is not yet prepared to prevent offences occurring.

Get the report

The depths of dishonour: Hidden voices and shameful crimes – a national overview of forces’ preparedness to deal with honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

Published: 8 December 2015

Firearms licensing

The firearms licensing arrangements in Dorset are not sufficiently robust in some important respects, which means that public safety may be compromised and is a matter of concern.

Get the report

Targeting the risk – a national overview of the efficiency and effectiveness of firearms licensing in police forces in England and Wales.

Published: 15 September 2015