His 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 we published a report on our findings following a national child protection inspection post-inspection review of Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

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Today we published the terms of reference for our inspection into homicide prevention.

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Today we published a report about an inspection of the north-east regional response to serious and organised crime.

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Police forces are unable to keep pace with technology when it comes to digital forensics – and there is a backlog of more than 25,000 devices waiting to be examined.

Our role

His 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

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary and HM 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

Nicola Faulconbridge

Assistant Inspector of Constabulary

Mark Byers

HMICFRS Chief Operating Officer