Behind the frontline

Frontline policing needs to be supported by strong governance, robust processes and procedures. HMICFRS inspects a range of functions including finance, force communications and performance, and use of resources.

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, International and specialist agencies

The Police National Computer (PNC) is a national database of information available to all police forces throughout the United Kingdom. Information held on the PNC allows police forces to carry out checks, for example, on a person’s criminal record or vehicle registration. In addition, certain other organisations, referred to as non-police organisations, have access to

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, International and specialist agencies, Police ethics and accountability, Policing on the beat

HMIC was commissioned by David Ford, Minister of Justice for Northern Ireland under section 41(2) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (PNI Act 1998) to inspect the PSNI on both efficiency and crime recording. Crime data integrity – inspection of the Police Service Northern Ireland

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Victims and resolutions

This page sets out information about HMICFRS’s joint inspections of police custody, including: why we inspect police custody facilities; our rolling programme; published reports; and related documents. Why we inspect police custody facilities Police custody inspections are carried out by HMICFRS and HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP), as part of the criminal just inspectorates’ joint

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Protecting people from violence and abuse

This inspection examined police force’s adoption and implementation of national guidance on the handling of police information. It built on findings from a previous report into the handling of allegations and intelligence material concerning Jimmy Savile between 1964 and 2012. Background On 12 March 2013, HMIC published ‘Mistakes were made’, the findings of a review

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Police ethics and accountability, Policing on the beat

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. Following a 2014 inspection of crime-recording in all police forces in England and Wales, HMICFRS

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Policing on the beat, Specific reviews

In January 2014, the police and crime commissioner for Cheshire commissioned HMIC to review how well Cheshire Constabulary investigates cases of burglary in a dwelling. The review found that senior officers had put in place examples of good practice to oversee the force’s approach to burglary in dwellings. There was also good ownership at a

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

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. The welfare of vulnerable people in police custody In January 2014, the Home Secretary commissioned