Featured publications

Publication  — 

This report examines all 43 police forces in England and Wales. It looks at three principal aspects of day-to-day policing: the prevention of crime; how crime is investigated and offenders are brought to justice; and freeing up and using police time more efficiently (which includes the use of modern technology).

Publication  —  Child protection  — 

Summary Protecting children is one of the most important tasks the police undertake. Only the police can investigate suspected crimes, arrest perpetrators and monitor sex offenders. Police officers have the power to take a child who is in danger into a place of safety, or to seek an order to restrict an offender’s contact with

Publication  —  Crime recording  — 

Summary In its 2013/14 inspection programme, approved by the Home Secretary under section 54 of the Police Act 1996, HMIC is committed to carry out an inspection into the way the 43 police forces in England and Wales record crime data. This inspection, carried out between February and August 2014, is the most extensive of

Publication  —  Custody suites  — 

Police custody in Northumbria was mixed and some improvements were necessary, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

Publication  —  Police and Crime Commissioners  — 

At the request of the South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner, HMIC assessed the effectiveness of the force’s approach to protecting children from sexual exploitation, and made recommendations in our November 2013 report. Following a revist carried out in May 2014, HMIC provided this feedback.

Publication  —  Value for money  — 

Summary The efficiency and effectiveness of the police depend on forces having the resources they need to prevent crime, catch criminals and keep communities safe. When the 20 percent reduction to the central government funding grant was announced in October 2010, HMIC committed to inspecting the forces’ responses, and the effect this is having on

Publication  — 

The NCA became operational in October 2013. These are the terms of reference for HMIC’s first inspection of the new agency.

Publication  — 

We need the views of the public, the police service and others as we develop our new approach to assessing the performance of the police. If you would like to be involved, HMIC wants to hear from you.

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

Summary Please note, this consultation is now closed This is a joint consultation on proposals for the integrated inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers and the joint inspections of Local Safeguarding Children Boards. The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted),

Publication  —  Strategic Policing Requirement  — 

Summary This is one of three reports about how forces comply with the Strategic Policing Requirement (published by the Home Office in July 2012), being published by HMIC this year. It examines how well the police service has met the requirements of the Strategic Policing Requirement in relation to the threat to public order. This