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West 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.

West Yorkshire Police has elements of strong leadership in the force although there are areas where it could improve. The force’s scheme to identify and support talented officers and staff is particularly strong. Senior leaders are visible to the workforce and demonstrate effective leadership. The chief officer team communicates and engages well with its officers and staff and through the work of the change programme which is ongoing within the force.

Leadership in West Yorkshire Police has resulted in a stronger focus on improving the legitimacy of the force, in the way it keeps people safe and reduces crime.

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?