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Devon and Cornwall PEEL 2015

Other inspections

How well has the force performed in our other inspections?

In addition to the three core PEEL pillars, HMICFRS carries out inspections of a wide range of policing activity throughout the year. Some of these are conducted alongside the PEEL inspections; others are joint inspections.

Findings from these inspections are published separately to the main PEEL reports, but are taken into account when producing the rounded assessment of each force's performance.


Last updated 25/02/2016

As part of HMIC’s annual all-force inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL) in 2015, HMIC assessed how well led forces are at every rank and grade of the organisation and across all areas inspected in PEEL. We reviewed how well a force understands and is developing its leaders; whether it has set a clear and compelling future direction; and how well it motivates and engages the workforce.

Senior leaders in Devon and Cornwall Police have defined clearly what is expected from leaders and HMIC is reassured that leaders across the force are receiving a clear and consistent message. The force understands the current status of its leadership at every level, which includes an understanding of leadership capacity and capability.

The force leadership unit promotes leadership training programmes which include initiatives with partner agencies, a programme emulating the senior police national assessment centre programme and a shadow leadership group, which is only one element of the force’s overall approach in supporting its leadership strategy.

Questions for Leadership


How well does the force have a clear understanding of the current state of its leadership at every level?