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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, 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  —  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  —  Policing on the beat

In July 2008 the Home Secretary published the Green Paper From the neighbourhood to the national: policing our communities together. This paper introduced the Policing Pledge. The Pledge sets out ten standards that police commit to uphold. These standards reflect the police’s desire to serve their communities better. HMIC was asked to observe and report

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  —  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  —  Behind the frontline, Policing on the beat, Specific reviews

In January 2014, the police and crime commissioner for Cheshire commissioned HMIC to review how well Cheshire Constabulary investigates cases of burglary in a dwelling. The review found that senior officers had put in place examples of good practice to oversee the force’s approach to burglary in dwellings. There was also good ownership at a

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

The summer riots of 2011 once again focused attention on the way police use stop and search powers. As a result of this renewed concern, in December 2011 the Home Secretary commissioned HMIC to carry out an inspection into the use of stop and search legislation by police forces in England and Wales. The objectives