Lincolnshire 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.
Lincolnshire Police’s chief officer team communicates a clear sense of the organisation’s core purpose, as set out clearly on the force’s website through the ‘policing with pride’ slogan. Workforce understanding of the future direction is less apparent and some police staff and officers reported being anxious about the future beyond 2017 due to financial uncertainty over police funding.
Lincolnshire Police’s use of the performance appraisal system to link individual performance to force objectives is inconsistent. This is important as the organisation places a high value on the system and uses the appraisal to identify talent, promote development within the same rank and forecast future training requirements.