#002/2010 – Policing Pledge: HMIC publishes progress reports

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of the Constabulary today publishes progress reports on how well four forces are delivering the Policing Pledge – the ten minimum standards that the police service has promised to meet.

Details of how Cambridgeshire Constabulary, City of London Police, Hertfordshire Constabulary and Lincolnshire Police have addressed weaknesses identified during the first assessment round (April–August 2008) are available at www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmicfrs/inspections/pages/policingpledgeinspections

Five more progress reports will be published in March (Cumbria Constabulary, Nottinghamshire Police, Suffolk Constabulary, Sussex Police and West Midlands Police).

ENDS

Notes to editors

  1. On 31 December 2008, all 43 Chief Constables in England and Wales signed up to the Policing Pledge. HMIC committed to publish progress checks on areas of Policing Pledge delivery identified as weak in the initial assessments (published October 2009). Information on the Pledge and initial reports are available at www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmicfrs/inspections/pages/policingpledgeinspections
  2. HMIC is an independent inspectorate. It inspects and regulates all 43 police forces in England and Wales, together with other major policing bodies such as the Serious Organised Crime Agency, the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the British Transport Police.
  3. Further information on the role of HMIC can be found at www.hmic.gov.uk
  4. The HMIC press office can be contacted on 0207 035 2712.