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North Yorkshire 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.

Leadership

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.

North Yorkshire Police’s chief officer team has demonstrated clear and effective leadership and has a fair understanding of the force’s current capacity and capability. We found a good understanding of how leadership is perceived across the organisation, which the force gained in part by holding senior leadership days.

The force uses senior leadership days, among other communication methods, to communicate the force’s plans and priorities, though the over-reliance on this method has not provided clear, consistent and timely messages to the workforce. HMIC found that messages on the force’s plans and priorities had not reached the whole workforce, and were often misunderstood.

Questions for Leadership

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