Protecting people online

More and more crime is being perpetrated online. These crimes range from fraud and identity theft to child sexual exploitation. HMICFRS inspects police forces’ preparedness to deal with these crimes.

The protection of children is one of the most serious and important responsibilities entrusted to the police service. In March 2013, HMIC published the report ‘Mistakes were made: HMIC’s review into allegations and intelligence material concerning Jimmy Savile between 1964 and 2012’. Following on from this report, in early 2014 we started a programme of

Victims of crime should expect swift action and good quality advice from the police, regardless of where the offending took place.

There can be no more important duty placed on society than to protect children from harm. The police service in England and Wales plays a vital role in keeping children safe and carrying out this duty. In 2012, HMIC carried out fieldwork as part of an inspection into how police forces performed in their work

Foreword The public has the right to demand swift action and good quality advice about how best to deal with those who commit digital crime from every police officer or member of staff with whom they come into contact – from the first point of contact to an experienced detective. Many of those who took

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