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Policing on the beat

Frontline officers and staff police in the heart of the community. They tackle anti-social behaviour, carry out stops and searches and record crimes. HMICFRS inspects frontline responses to, and prevention of, crime.

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Police ethics and accountability, Policing on the beat, Protecting people from violence and abuse

PEEL is the programme in which HMICFRS draws together evidence from its annual all-force inspections. The evidence is used to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the police. These assessments were introduced so that the public will be able to judge the performance of their force and policing as a whole. PEEL stands for

Our Work  —  Policing on the beat

HMICFRS carried out inspections, in 2010 and 2012, to look at how well police forces in England and Wales understand and respond to their local anti-social behaviour (ASB) problems. Please note: In July 2017 HMIC took on responsibility for fire & rescue service inspections and was renamed HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Police ethics and accountability, Policing on the beat

HMICFR has undertaken a programme of work over a number of years to test whether crimes are being recorded by the police when they should be and categorised correctly. Rolling programme of crime data integrity inspections On Friday 6 November 2015, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Thomas Winsor, wrote to all chief constables and

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Police ethics and accountability, Policing on the beat

The process for determining overall graded judgments for the crime data integrity (CDI) programme consists of three stages. These were updated in 2017 to marginally reduce, and broaden, the recording rates required to enable each judgment to be applied; and to separate the 16 judgment criteria of this inspection into three core questions for which

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Policing on the beat

This inspection examined how effective forces are at carrying out the principal functions of the police, namely crime prevention and how the police respond to crimes and incidents, including how the police investigate crime and bring offenders to justice. Also, we examined how forces are freeing up time for their staff to focus more of their energies and skills in these areas.

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Police ethics and accountability, Policing on the beat, Specific reviews

Crime recording in Kent – 17 June 2013 The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent commissioned an inspection from HMIC to determine whether the people of Kent can have confidence in Kent Police’s crime figures. Read ‘Crime recording in Kent’ Crime recording in Kent – Interim progress report – 31 January 2014 In February 2013,

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Police ethics and accountability, Policing on the beat

The Police Act 1996 Section 44 (2 and 3) states that the Home Secretary can require chief constables of forces in England and Wales to provide statistical data, and that he or she can specify the form in which these data are provided. The Home Secretary uses these powers to require chief constables to provide

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  —  Policing on the beat, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

Before the EU referendum in 2016, the former Home Secretary commissioned Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) to carry out an inspection of police forces’ understanding of, and response to, hate crime of all types. Our work began with a preliminary scoping study, published in November 2017. The purpose of

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