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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, 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 HMIC to inspect firearms licensing. In July 2013, the Home Secretary gave approval for HMIC 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 operate 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, Policing on the beat, Specific reviews

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. Adapting to Protest The HMIC report – Adapting to Protest – was published on 7 July 2009.

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,

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Police ethics and accountability, Specific reviews

In 2010, information about the activities of Mark Kennedy, a police officer working undercover for the National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU), led to the collapse of the trial of six people accused of planning to shut down a large power station in Ratcliffe-on-Soar, Nottinghamshire. This resulted in HMIC announcing a review of the systems

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Protecting people online

In July 2012 the Home Office published the Strategic Policing Requirement (SPR) (external link). The document sets out the threats that require a national policing capability to ensure they are tackled effectively. The threats are: terrorism civil emergencies organised crime threats to public order a large-scale cyber incident All forces and police and crime commissioners