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Thames Valley 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.

Thames Valley Police is well led and its chief officer team provides clear expectations of leaders. Some members of the senior team have been in place for a number of years so there is consistency in the team’s leadership, and it has successfully defined and communicated their expectations while continuing to build their understanding of the workforce’s perceptions of leadership.

We found an effective approach to leadership development, including a force-wide programme to identify talented individuals and provide development opportunities to 30 officers and staff each year, although the force could do more to ensure that its whole workforce is aware of the scheme.

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?