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Dorset 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.

Leadership

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.

Dorset Police’s overarching leadership strategy builds upon a structured leadership programme for officers and staff, and ensures its leaders clearly understand what is expected of them. The chief officer team has provided leadership regarding ethical behaviour and standards, and has set a clear and concise vision for the organisation, which the workforce supports.

Dorset Police understands how leadership is perceived across the workforce. We found a focus on values and ethics, leadership, and expectations, with teams where analysis provides a picture of both strengths and weaknesses in leaders.

Questions for Leadership

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