International and specialist agencies

HMICFRS inspects international police forces and specialist law enforcement agencies. These range from police forces of Commonwealth countries to the National Crime Agency and HM Revenue and Customs.

Our Work  —  International and specialist agencies

HMICFRS conducts statutory inspections of police forces and other law enforcement agencies in England and Wales. We also inspect law enforcement arrangements in British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies on invitation from the relevant Government. The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a Crown Dependency comprising the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqhou, Jethou and Lihou,

Our Work  —  International and specialist agencies

HMICFRS conducts statutory inspections of police forces and other law enforcement agencies in England and Wales. We also inspect law enforcement arrangements in British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies on invitation from the relevant Government. The Bailiwick of Jersey is a Crown Dependency in the English Channel, subsequently referred to as ‘the States’. Reports In

Our Work  —  International and specialist agencies

It is not laid out in law that HMIC should inspect the Bermuda Police Service, however the inspection below was carried out at the request of His Excellency, the Governor, Sir Richard Gozney (in consultation with the Commissioner of Police, Michael DeSilva). The inspection was conducted by HM Assistant Inspector of Constabulary, Mr Vic Towell. The

Our Work  —  International and specialist agencies, Specific reviews

This inspection has been carried out at the request of the British Transport Police Authority and was conducted by HM Inspector Mr Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, MBA, MA (Oxon), CCMI. The report on the recent and current performance of the BTP establishes strengths, work in progress and areas for improvement. HMIC fully recognises the

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, International and specialist agencies

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) – formerly Gangmasters Licensing Authority – operates a licensing scheme, regulating businesses to protect workers in: agriculture horticulture shellfish-gathering and associated processing and packaging industries. In 2017, the GLAA gained additional responsibilities and certain powers under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. These powers allow the GLAA

Our Work  —  International and specialist agencies

In April 2005 Her Majesty’s Inland Revenue and Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise, were merged to create Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMIC’s remit was extended to enable us to inspect HMRC. HMIC has carried out eleven thematic inspections of HMRC. Please note: In July 2017 HMIC took on responsibility for fire & rescue service inspections

Our Work  —  International and specialist agencies

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is subject to an annual statutory inspection by HMICFRS under Section 41 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998. The Police Service of Northern Ireland – an inspection into the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s handling of the Bobby Storey funeral on 30 June 2020 The Minister of

Our Work  —  International and specialist agencies

We began inspecting the service police and Ministry of Defence (MOD) police forces in November 2014. The inspections cover the Royal Navy Police, the Royal Military Police (RMP), the Royal Air Force Police, and the Ministry of Defence Police. We completed our first set of inspections in April 2016. Our first set of inspections examined

Our Work  —  International and specialist agencies

The NCA is the UK-wide crime fighting agency responsible for leading, supporting and co-ordinating the response to serious and organised crime. This includes human, weapons and drug trafficking, cybercrime and economic crime that cross regional, national and international borders and child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSEA). It has more than 5,500 officers, 150 of whom

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