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Police ethics and accountability

Policing by consent requires the police service to act ethically and be accountable to the public it serves. HMICFRS inspects police ethics and accountability, including the actions of undercover police officers.

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  —  Police ethics and accountability

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. 2012 – Revisiting police relationships: progress report In 2012, HMIC conducted a review to track

Our Work  —  Police ethics and accountability

In the October 2010 spending review, the government announced that central funding to the police service in England and Wales would be reduced in real terms by 20 percent in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015. HMIC’s Valuing the Police programme has tracked how forces have planned to make savings to meet

Our Work  —  Police ethics and accountability

In the October 2010 spending review, the Government announced that central funding to the police service in England and Wales would be reduced in real terms by 20% in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015. HMIC’s Valuing the Police Programme has tracked how forces have planned to make savings to meet this

Our Work  —  Police ethics and accountability

In the October 2010 spending review, the government announced that central funding to the police service in England and Wales would be reduced in real terms by 20 percent in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015. HMIC’s Valuing the Police programme has tracked how forces have planned to make savings to meet

Our Work  —  Police ethics and accountability

Valuing the Police: Preparedness Inspection In the October 2010 spending review, the government announced that central funding to the police service in England and Wales would be reduced in real terms by 20 percent in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015. HMIC’s Valuing the Police programme has tracked how forces have planned

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  —  Police ethics and accountability, Specific reviews

In January 2010 HMIC assessed whether Nottinghamshire Police and Lincolnshire Police offer appropriate levels of protection to the public; specifically in respect of intelligence sharing and witness protection. This was of significant public interest during the inquests into the deaths of John and Joan Stirland. Both Nottinghamshire Police and

Our Work  —  Police ethics and accountability

On 18 July 2011 the Home Secretary made an oral statement to Parliament about the Metropolitan Police Service when she stated that “current allegations about phone hacking are not, unfortunately, the only recent example of alleged corruption in the police service.” On 20 July 2011 HMIC was formally commissioned by the Home Secretary to consider

Our Work  —  Police ethics and accountability, Specific reviews

In October 2008, the Metropolitan Police Service began an investigation into a series of leaks from the Home Office. This led to the arrest of civil servant Christopher Galley, and Damian Green MP. In April 2009, having considered the evidence, the Director of Public Prosecutions announced no charges would be brought against either person. The Home