Crime data integrity force reports (5850)
The force should take steps to ensure that when a cannabis warning is issued the offender is made aware of the nature and implications of accepting the warning and that a record is made to confirm that this has been done. This should be supported by effective and proportionate oversight.
[on]18th November 2014 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]14th September 2016 [comment]
The cause of concern giving rise to the recommendation is being considered as part of our rolling programme of Crime Data Integrity inspections. The status of this recommendation will be assessed when the force is inspected through the rolling programme.
[/comment][/on][on]28th February 2018 [comment]
The status of this recommendation will be assessed when the force's Crime Data Integrity inspection is conducted in March 2018
[/comment][/on][on]18th July 2018 [comment]
Still awaiting CDI report post-national moderation
[/comment][/on][on]19th December 2018 [comment]
The re-inspection (Crime data integrity 2018) stated that "the force has made good progress implementing changes recommended in our 2014 report. As a result, all but one of these recommendations have been fully completed. The remaining recommendation has been superseded by a new recommendation contained within this report."
This recommendation has now been discharged.
[/comment][/on][on]9th April 2019 [comment]
Further information from the crime data integrity inspection lead was requested and has now been received as follows; "Fully Completed: The cannabis warning form has been amended and the new practice (of ensuring the offender was made aware of the nature and implications of accepting a warning) commenced in December 2014. An audit of cannabis warnings was completed by the force in January 2018 reviewing all warnings issued in December 2017. This audit evidenced that the force complied 100% with advising the offender of the nature and implications of accepting the cannabis warning. There was a good compliance rate of recording the information accurately on the crime management system. The audit findings were reported to the Crime User Group"-the Crime User Group provides the effective and proportionate oversight mechanism.
Evidence source document review and interviews with FCR and CCJ.
[/comment][/on][on]10th April 2019 [status]complete[/status][/on][on]10th April 2019 [comment]
Agree this can be closed.