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 (for instance, our 2016 leadership assessment); 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.
This section sets out the reports published by HMIC this year that help to better understand the performance of Lincolnshire Police.
Honour-based violence (HBV)
Lincolnshire Police is not yet prepared across all areas to protect people from harm from HBV.
The force has prepared its leadership and governance structures in order to support its ability to identify and respond to cases of HBV.
The force is prepared in respect of its awareness and understanding of HBV, and ensures that its officers and staff recognise, understand and identify victims from the first point of contact.
The force is not yet prepared in respect of the levels of protection to be offered to victims of HBV.
The force is not yet prepared in respect of enforcement against perpetrators of HBV. The force is not yet prepared to prevent offences occurring.
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The depths of dishonour: Hidden voices and shameful crimes – a national overview of forces’ preparedness to deal with honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
Published: 8 December 2015
The firearms licensing arrangements in Lincolnshire are efficient, effective and legitimate, which means that public safety is being appropriately considered in licensing decisions and Home Office guidance and authorised professional practice applied in most respects.
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Targeting the risk – a national overview of the efficiency and effectiveness of firearms licensing in police forces in England and Wales.
Published: 15 September 2015
Police custody in Lincolnshire Police had not improved sufficiently since its last inspection.
Lincolnshire Police had made insufficient progress since the previous inspection. Better strategic oversight and working with partners to ensure safe and appropriate detention for the most vulnerable detainees was needed. Systems for checking the practice of custody staff and officers across the custody suites were insufficient to provide reassurance that detainees were held safely and staff were supervised or monitored. The report is critical of police custody being used too often as a place of safety under section 136 of the Mental Health Act, although the street-based mental health triage service and diversion schemes were good starts to reversing this trend. This report provides recommendations to the force and the police and crime commissioner to improve provision further. We expect our findings to be considered and for an action plan to be provided in due course.
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Published: 19 February 2016