Update on HMICFRS inspection programme
In March 2020 we suspended all inspection work requiring appreciable contributions from police forces and fire & rescue services, to enable them to focus on the COVID-19 response. We resumed inspections in September.
We have prioritised new inspections of how forces and fire & rescue services are responding to COVID-19, as they continue to face challenges during this difficult period.
In addition, we have begun work on inspecting the policing of public protests, following a commission from the Home Secretary.
Some of our inspections planned for this year have been delayed until 2021. We will be mindful of any changing circumstances presented by COVID-19, should our plans need to be further amended.