Royal Air Force Police: an inspection of the Royal Air Force Police’s performance management process published today
In a written ministerial statement laid before Parliament today, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence published HMICFRS’s report into the Royal Air Force Police’s performance management process.
The Armed Forces Act 2011 places a duty on Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary to inspect and report on the independence and effectiveness of investigations carried out by the armed forces’ police services. This is HMICFRS’s second statutory inspection of the Royal Air Force Police (RAFP) under Section 4 of this act.
This inspection focused on the effectiveness of the policing performance management process.
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In the written ministerial statement, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, Tobias Ellwood, said:
“I consider this report to be a very positive endorsement of the RAFP providing assurance from an independent civilian authority that the RAFP has a strong performance management process for investigations. No recommendations were necessary although a number of areas for improvement have been identified. The Royal Air Force accepts the report’s findings and work is already under way to address the areas for improvement.”