Kent 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.
Kent Police is a well led force. Its chief officers have communicated a clear and compelling sense of the force’s future plans and priorities that the workforce understands. We found that Kent Police understands the current state of leadership at senior and middle levels, with work ongoing to better understand the current state of lower levels of leadership.
The force is developing leadership across all levels, motivating its workforce and encouraging engagement. The force’s performance systems are clear and it manages them effectively.