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South 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.

South Yorkshire Police has provided clear expectations of its workforce and has decided on clear and ambitious future plans and priorities. Chief officers have needed to demonstrate that the force has learnt from and is improving, given the focus on issues such as the Hillsborough enquiry and child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

Senior officers engage with the workforce in a number of formal and informal ways. However, many staff still feel that they do not see enough of senior leaders and would welcome more regular updates from chief officers on the longer-term vision for the force.

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?