Leicestershire 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.
Leicestershire Police is a well led force. Its chief officer team has taken positive steps to understand its leadership capabilities at all levels and develop a clear leadership strategy and training plan, including at sergeant and inspector levels. It has put in place processes to understand the views of its workforce, though response rates have been low and the force has not undertaken a staff survey. HMIC found that leadership is reinforcing the effectiveness and legitimacy of the force and that the chief officer team plays a key role in setting the standards the force expects of all its leaders.