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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Greater Manchester Police is not providing custody services well enough, and some important areas of custody now require urgent attention.

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At the invitation of the Isle of Man Department of Home Affairs, HMICFRS inspected the Isle of Man Constabulary.

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South Yorkshire Police has been congratulated for its performance in keeping people safe and reducing crime.

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Today we published PEEL reports for Hertfordshire Constabulary and North Wales Police.

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