PEEL is an annual assessment of police forces in England and Wales. Forces are assessed on their effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy. They are judged as outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate on these categories (or pillars) based on inspection findings, analysis and Her Majesty’s Inspectors’ (HMIs) professional judgment across the year.
The pillars each comprise three or four questions that focus on core areas of the work of the police. Judgments are also applied to these questions.
At the end of the PEEL year (in March), HMIs bring together all the judgments made throughout the year together with other findings and information to produce a rounded annual assessment of each force.
This is an overview of the grades forces in England and Wales received for PEEL 2016. There are three key themes or pillars, and eleven questions.