Abuse of position assessment - West Mercia Police
In our 2016 legitimacy inspections, a national cause of concern was identified in forces’ ability to seek intelligence on potential abuse of position for sexual gain.
HMICFRS recommended that all forces should have started to implement a plan to achieve the capability and capacity required to seek intelligence on potential abuse of position for sexual gain.
In 2017, we reviewed all plans and associated documentation provided by forces in response to this recommendation. Each force was sent a letter setting out our assessment of its individual plans.
This letter was sent to West Mercia Police’s chief constable, setting out our assessment of their force’s plan.
Get the letter
Abuse of position assessment letter – West Mercia Police
Get the national overview
Abuse of position for a sexual purpose – A review of forces’ plans in response to our PEEL legitimacy 2016 national report recommendation
Get the press release
Insufficient progress on police force plans to tackle the abuse of position for a sexual purpose