Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) independently assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces and fire & rescue services – in the public interest.

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News

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Durham Constabulary has improved the way it protects vulnerable children, but further changes are needed to help keep them safe.

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Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is performing below the expected standard and needs to make improvements, a new report has found.

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Today we published a letter on Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s progress against a cause of concern we gave in our inspection in 2021.

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HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services and HM Inspectorate of Prisons are reviewing and updating their Expectations for police custody.

Our role

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) independently assesses and reports on the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces and fire & rescue services – in the public interest.

We ask the questions that we believe the public wish to have answered, and publish our findings, conclusions and recommendations. We use our expertise to interpret the evidence and make recommendations for improvement.

We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their police force and fire & rescue service against others. We also routinely monitor the performance of police forces in England and Wales.

We inspect across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We also inspect law enforcement arrangements in British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, on invitation from the relevant government, as well as non-territorial services, specialist agencies and international police forces.

Speeches

Speeches are given by HMCI, and from time to time HMIs, on matters of especial importance on the policies, procedures and practices of the police and fire and rescue services.

Who we are

Sir Thomas Winsor

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary and HM Chief Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services

Andy Cooke, QPM DL

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services

Matt Parr, CB

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services

Wendy Williams, CBE

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services

Roy Wilsher, OBE

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services