Specific reviews

Police and crime commissioners and the Home Secretary can commission HMICFRS inspections. Commissions tend to focus on reviews of police responses to specific incidents or reviews of local policing arrangements.

South Yorkshire’s response to child sexual exploitation – 11 November 2013 The South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC), Shaun Wright, commissioned HMIC to assess the effectiveness of South Yorkshire Police’s approach to protecting children from sexual exploitation, and to develop recommendations for improvements. Read ‘South Yorkshire’s response to child sexual exploitation’ Revisit: South Yorkshire’s

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

In 2004, at the request of the Home Secretary, HMIC assessed the performance of Cambridgeshire Constabulary during the investigation into the murders of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells and the extent to which the force had improved. The report also makes recommendations as to how such investigations could be undertaken more effectively in the future. Read the

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

This review was undertaken at the request of Wiltshire Police Authority following the death of Wiltshire Deputy Chief Constable David Ainsworth on 22 March 2011. It has been designed to identify and learn lessons from the management of events both leading up to and following the death of Mr Ainsworth. Read Lessons