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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) previously inspected the force’s crime recording arrangements in 2014. We issued the force with a list of recommendations for improvement.

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HMICFRS previously inspected Dorset Police’s crime recording arrangements in 2014 and issued the force with a list of recommendations for improvement. We re-inspected the force in 2019 and found that it has implemented several processes to improve its crime recording arrangements.

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In January 2020, we revisited Avon and Somerset Constabulary and South Yorkshire Police to follow up on previous crime data integrity inspections. Today we’ve published the letters we sent to each police force setting out what we found.

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Collaboration between police forces when done well can save money, reduce bureaucracy and improve efficiency and effectiveness. However, too many police collaborations are failing, or not giving the results they should. This is costing forces money, time and effort, we said in a report published today.

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The importance of how roads in England and Wales are policed has diminished, according to a report by HMICFRS.

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Today we published the findings of our inspection of the National Crime Agency’s criminal intelligence function.

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On 18 March 2020, HMICFRS suspended all inspection work requiring contributions from police forces and fire and rescue services, to enable them to focus on their vital work in response to COVID-19. We are now planning to resume appreciable inspection activity, with a focus on supporting fire and rescue, policing and the criminal justice system as they continue to respond to the pandemic.

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As part of a rolling programme of child protection inspections of all police forces in England and Wales, HMICFRS published an initial report in February 2019, on the child protection work of Gwent Police. This found that, despite a clear commitment to protecting children, there were areas of concern that meant children were not receiving the service they deserve.

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City of London Police is committed to keeping children safe from harm, according to a new report by HMICFRS. However, the force needs to implement several improvements before it can provide a truly consistent service.

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Police control rooms are in danger of being overwhelmed by the ever rising and increasingly more complex demands they face, HMICFRS has warned.

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