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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Today, Ofsted published a report with findings from a joint inspection of multi-agency response to children’s services in Solihull. The inspection was undertaken by HMICFRS, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.

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There are ‘systemic deficiencies’ in the way some police forces in England and Wales deal with allegations of domestic abuse against their own officers and staff.

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Hertfordshire Constabulary has improved its custody services, but there are still some important areas requiring urgent attention.

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Today we published a report on how effective the National Crime Agency is at protecting vulnerable people.

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.

Who we are

Andy Cooke QPM DL

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Her Majesty’s Chief 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 QFSM

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