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Metropolitan 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.

The force’s senior leadership team has set a clear strategic direction for the force and has clearly communicated the values, behaviours and ethics it expects its workforce to exhibit. The force has a clear understanding of its current state of leadership and has mechanisms to understand how its workforce perceives and understands leadership. It uses this information to make changes which it communicates to the workforce.

The force is good at ensuring leaders across the force have a clear sense of what is expected of them. The force also understands that its leadership requires further development if it is to successfully lead and implement a major change programme and instil desired values and behaviours.

Questions for Leadership


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