Dyfed-Powys PEEL 2015
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 (for instance, our 2016 leadership assessment); 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.
This section sets out the reports published by HMIC this year that help to better understand the performance of Dyfed-Powys Police.
Honour-based violence (HBV)
Dyfed-Powys Police is not yet prepared across all areas to protect people from harm from HBV.
The force has not yet prepared its leadership and governance structures in order to support its ability to identify and respond to cases of HBV.
The force is not yet prepared, in respect of its awareness and understanding of HBV, and as yet does not ensure that its officers and staff recognise, understand and identify victims from the first point of contact.
The force is not yet prepared in respect of the levels of protection to be offered to victims of HBV.
The force is not yet prepared in respect of enforcement against perpetrators of HBV. The force is not yet prepared to prevent offences occurring.
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The depths of dishonour: Hidden voices and shameful crimes – a national overview of forces’ preparedness to deal with honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
Published: 8 December 2015
The firearms licensing arrangements in Dyfed-Powys are not sufficiently robust in some important respects, which means that public safety may be compromised and is a matter of concern.
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Targeting the risk – a national overview of the efficiency and effectiveness of firearms licensing in police forces in England and Wales.
Published: 15 September 2015
Dyfed-Powys Police has a strong commitment to improving the protection of children. It was evident from our inspection that staff were highly committed and that officers were quick in their initial response to issues of child safety.
However, there is room for improvement in some important areas. For instance, a number of the cases we looked at where children had gone missing from home showed that the risk of child sexual exploitation had not been considered. In one case this resulted in children being referred to as ‘attention seekers’ which left them exposed to the risk of sexual exploitation.
Dyfed-Powys needs to reduce the delays in investigations. We found in a number of cases that despite good initial investigative work, too often there were delays that would have an impact on the welfare of the children.
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Published: 17 February 2015
Published: 21 January 2016