Crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time

Part of: Behind the frontline Policing on the beat


Core Business: an inspection into crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time – 4 September 2014

In 2014, we examined how effective forces are at carrying out the principal functions of the police. These functions are crime prevention and how the police respond to crimes and incidents, including how the police investigate crime and bring offenders to justice. Also, we examined how forces are freeing up time for their staff to focus more of their energies and skills in these areas.

Taking time for crime: a study of how police officers prevent crime in the field – 27 September 2012

In 2012, we examined how frontline police officers are supported and enabled to prevent crime in the field. This study was conducted in collaboration with six forces which represent the breadth and depth of the policing challenge. The study aimed to inform discussion about the development of policing into the future.

Since 2015 we have continued to inspect these areas of policing as part of our PEEL programme.

Please note: In July 2017 HMIC took on responsibility for fire & rescue service inspections and was renamed HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Inspections carried out before July 2017 may continue to refer to HMIC.