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Merseyside PEEL 2015

Other inspections

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.


Last updated 25/02/2016

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.

Leaders in Merseyside Police are visible and demonstrate strong, effective leadership. We found strong loyalty and commitment from the workforce who are proud to work for Merseyside Police. The force has a good understanding of its leadership culture, particularly in relation to middle managers and above.

The majority of the workforce is well-motivated and has a high regard for its senior leaders. Successful engagement is primarily led through the extensive ‘Just Trilogy’ (Just Talk, Just Think and Just Lead) roadshows and the change programme, however the force should do more to understand the specific views of its staff by conducting a regular survey.

Questions for Leadership


How well does the force have a clear understanding of the current state of its leadership at every level?