Review of police relationships

Part of: Police ethics and accountability

On 18 July 2011 the Home Secretary made an oral statement to Parliament about the Metropolitan Police Service when she stated that “current allegations about phone hacking are not, unfortunately, the only recent example of alleged corruption in the police service.”

On 20 July 2011 HMIC was formally commissioned by the Home Secretary to consider instances of undue influence, inappropriate contractual arrangements and other abuses of power in police relationships with the media and other parties and to make recommendations about what needs to be done.

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Without fear or favour – a review of police relationships

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.