HMICFRS strategy

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) provides the public and their elected representatives with independent assessments of the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces and fire and rescue services. Through our programmes of inspections, we assess what is working well and what needs to improve, both locally and nationally, in order to help improve the service provided to the public.

Our statutory objectives are clearly defined, principally in the Police Act 1996 and the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004.

The strategy explains what HMICFRS aims to achieve as we fulfil our statutory objectives, and how we will continue to go about using our powers, insight and influence to best effect.

Strategy documents

HMICFRS strategy 2021-25

This document provides details of our HMICFRS strategy for 2021-2025. This revised strategy explains what HMICFRS aims to achieve as we fulfil our statutory objectives, and how we will continue to go about using our powers, insight and influence to best effect over the coming years.

HMIC organisational strategy 2016

This document provides details of our HMICFRS organisational strategy for 2016-2020. The organisational strategy sets out – for staff, the public, the police and others with whom we work – who we are as an organisation; our purpose and objectives; and where we want to be by 2020.