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Durham 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.

The chief officer teamhas a clear understanding of leadership capability and capacity across Durham Constabulary and regularly communicate their expectations to ensure leaders at all levels know what is required of them. The chief officer team has a clear sense of direction for the future of the organisation. The workforce understands the constabulary’s plans for the short to medium term, although they are less clear about its long term plans.

The constabulary provides an extensive range of leadership and development opportunities to its workforce and the constabulary is good at using technology to improve its overall capability.

Questions for Leadership


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