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

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  —  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

Section 4 of the Armed Forces Act 2011, which came into force on 4 June 2014, places a statutory duty on HMIC to inspect and report to the Secretary of State (Defence) on the independence and effectiveness of investigations carried out by each service police force (the Royal Navy Police, the Royal Military Police (RMP)

Our Work  —  International and specialist agencies

The NCA is a crime-fighting agency with national and international reach. It has the mandate and powers to work in partnership with other law enforcement organisations to bring the full weight of the law to bear in cutting serious and organised crime. It builds on the work of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the

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  —  International and specialist agencies, Specific reviews

Historical Enquiries Team – July 2013 Upon the request of the chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), in 2012, the Minister of Justice for Northern Ireland commissioned HMIC to inspect the role and function of the Historical Enquiries Team (HET). Read ‘Inspection of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Historical Enquiries Team’ Re-inspection

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  —  International and specialist agencies, Specific reviews

In May 2012, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and National Policing Improvement Agency carried out a review of the retention of human tissue by police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This review made ten recommendations to improve processes and procedures for the retention of human tissue in criminal cases. HMIC was