Police custody in Westminster – well managed and professional
Police custody provision in Westminster was well managed and staff treated detainees with care, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.
The inspection was part of a national programme of joint inspections of police custody. It looked at two custody suites operating 24 hours a day: Charing Cross and Belgravia. It also looked at the physical conditions of three standby suites at Harrow Road, Paddington and West End Central. West End Central was currently being used by another police area. Westminster police had implemented a centralised custody management structure which worked well.