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Sussex 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.

Sussex Police is a well led organisation and has a clear sense of its future direction. The force has a good understanding of the capacity and capability of its leadership at senior levels, though more work is required to better understand this throughout the force.

The force has improved the way it monitors and improves performance. It now holds monthly structured appraisals for many police staff and officers.

The force values workforce wellbeing, and its chief officer team is proactive in tackling the negative impact of police staff and officers working long hours.

Questions for Leadership


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