Policing response to COVID-19

Part of: Behind the frontline Policing on the beat

HMICFRS’s priority for 2020 is supporting policing and fire & rescue services as they continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are planning a policing COVID-19 inspection for October and early November 2020.

We want to answer these questions:

  • How well did the police prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How are they responding to it?
  • How are they learning, adapting and improving?

We plan to publish emerging findings by December 2020, and the final report in early 2021.

We are also inspecting the fire and rescue service response to COVID-19.