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, HM Inspectorate of Probation, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services, HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Prisons have published a joint report as an update to ‘Impact of the pandemic on the Criminal Justice System’.

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Cheshire Constabulary is committed to protecting and providing better outcomes for children, but improvements are needed.

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City of London Police has improved the way it protects vulnerable children, but further changes are needed to help keep them safe.

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HMICFRS has launched a consultation which welcomes views on our proposed fire inspection programme for the coming year.

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