An inspection of undercover policing in England and Wales (2967)

Chief constables and the heads of law enforcement agencies should order an audit to be undertaken of the number of undercover officers that they have in their force or agency as a matter of urgency, so that they classify correctly those officers as active, reserve or dormant and can provide that information to those in the Metropolitan Police Service who maintain the national undercover index.

[on]13th October 2014 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]30th September 2016 [comment]

The recommendations from this inspection are currently being monitored under the National Undercover Working Group

[/comment][/on][on]28th June 2018 [comment]

The independent Undercover Policing Inquiry has been established to investigate and report on undercover police operations conducted by English and Welsh police forces in England and Wales since 1968. HMICFRS will formally review the progress forces have made against our recommendations in light of the findings of the inquiry. HMICFRS is keeping this position under review.