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Gloucestershire 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.

Gloucestershire Constabulary has elements of strong leadership, though it could make improvements in some areas. Through leaders’ events, the constabulary expends considerable time ensuring that its leaders understand what is expected of them. Members of the workforce we spoke to during our inspection confirmed that the constabulary’s messages about its future priorities are clear and easily understood.

The recent staff survey suggested high levels of workforce satisfaction, though some we spoke to during our inspection expressed concern about the effectiveness of the constabulary’s performance and development processes. HMIC found evidence that the workforce’s knowledge of the mentoring scheme is inconsistent, and we found no evidence that the constabulary identifies talented individuals in a structured way.

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?