Gwent 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; 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.
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.
Gwent Police is a well led force, though the force could make improvements in some areas. The force has communicated clearly its future plans and priorities, which are linked to its new operating model, though this model has been in place for a short time and has yet to be evaluated, recent inspections conducted by HMIC indicate that it is working effectively and places more officers on frontline duties.
The force has yet to develop a broad understanding of the capacity and capability of its leadership at all levels, and only has limited processes in place to develop talented individuals within the organisation or to develop those officers or staff who are already in leadership positions.