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Northumbria 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.

Northumbria Police has a number of areas which would benefit from stronger leadership. The force cannot consistently identify strengths and areas for development among its leaders individually, or as a team, and we found a limited understanding of the workforce’s perception of senior leaders. The force does not have a formal system which transparently identifies talent.

The force demonstrates leadership in its support for neighbourhood policing and its commitment to maintaining and improving support to victims. As a result it has continually high levels of public satisfaction.

Questions for Leadership


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