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Large-scale policing

Large-scale policing involves protecting people from terrorism and public disorder on a national scale. HMICFRS inspects police forces’ preparedness for large-scale and national incidents.

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Specific reviews

In June 2014, the five East Midlands police and crime commissioners commissioned HMIC to inspect the effectiveness and efficiency of the single counter-terrorism grant for the region. The report found good evidence that the single counter-terrorism grant arrangement was a more efficient and effective use of public money than previous separate grant arrangements. Read ‘An

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing

Current events show the dynamic nature of terrorist threats and how it affects policing. The 2017 attacks in Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge have highlighted the devastating loss of life and unprecedented demands on policing resulting from terrorist attacks. The expectations of the public that the current state of policing will keep the country safe

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Protecting people from violence and abuse

Summary ‘County lines’ is a term used to describe crimes involving gangs and organised criminal networks moving illegal drugs around the UK. Typically, this will involve moving drugs out from large cities and urban areas to sell in rural communities. Gangs and networks involved in county lines are likely to target and exploit children and

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Specific reviews

In July 2013, the police and crime commissioners (PCCs) for the East Midlands region (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire) commissioned HMIC to conduct a review of the arrangements for collaboration between the five forces in the region. The purpose of the commission was: “to provide [the PCCs] with high-level assurance on the overall approach

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Policing on the beat

2015 inspection of firearms licensing In May 2013, the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Firearms and Explosive Licensing Working Group invited us to inspect firearms licensing. In July 2013, the Home Secretary gave approval for us to examine how well police forces had responded to concerns raised about firearms licensing in previous reports published by

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Policing on the beat

Events over recent years have shown the need for the emergency services to work together as effectively as possible during major, serious or catastrophic incidents or events. However, reviews following major incidents such as the July 2005 London bombings, the wide-area floods across the UK in 2014, and the shooting of 12 people in Cumbria

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing

Making the Connections: A thematic inspection of police force compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the National Ballistics Intelligence Service and Police Forces The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) is the national centre for forensic science, intelligence and knowledge which deals with the illegal use, supply and manufacture of firearms and ammunition. It provides

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Protecting people online, Victims and resolutions

Fraud is a unique type of crime. There is more of it than there is of other crimes, it is often complex and it has no respect for jurisdictional boundaries. Victims and offenders are often remote from one another, as are the agencies that tackle fraud. Unlike other crimes, there is a national process for

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Policing on the beat, Specific reviews

Adapting to Protest The HMIC report – Adapting to Protest – was published on 7 July 2009. Conducted at the request of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, this review looked at the policing methods used on 1 April 2009 during the G20 summits in London. The report made a number of immediate recommendations, including that police:

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Policing on the beat

August 2011 saw a new departure in major public disturbances in England: widespread, fast-moving and opportunistic riots and criminal attacks on property, loosely organised using social media, and sometimes involving alliances between normally rival gangs. After a long period of relative peace, this presented an exceptional challenge for conventional police training, tactics and organisational capacity,