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Staffordshire 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.

Staffordshire Police is well led, with values set by the chief constable that the majority of the workforce follows. The leadership is clear, especially in communicating future plans and priorities and in setting expectations, and we found that the workforce at all levels feels strongly involved in this process.

The force is encouraging leaders and motivating staff well on an informal level, though it has no formal leadership training courses routinely available above junior management grade. The force would also benefit from a formal system to identify and develop talented individuals for promotion to support the work already carried out in this area.

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?