An inspection of undercover policing in England and Wales

Summary

In June 2013, the Home Secretary commissioned HMIC to inspect the effectiveness of the arrangements in place in all police forces to carry out, manage and scrutinise undercover operations. Our inspection was to include all regional and national policing units, and the National Crime Agency. This was not an inquiry into the past events that have caused widespread concern about the way the police use undercover tactics; these past events fall to others to examine. Our inspection has examined how well undercover policing is carried out now.

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An inspection of undercover policing in England and Wales (PDF document)

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Press release for an inspection of undercover policing in England and Wales

Get the police and crime commissioners’ responses to the report

Chair of the Police Committee of the City of London’s response to ‘Undercover policing’ (PDF document)

Cheshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Undercover policing’ (PDF document)

Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Undercover policing’ (PDF document)

Dorset police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Undercover policing’ (PDF document)

Dyfed-Powys police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Undercover policing’

Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner’s respose to ‘Undercover policing’ (PDF document)

Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime’s response to ‘Undercover policing’

Merseyside police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Undercover policing’ (PDF document)

Thames Valley police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Undercover policing’ (PDF document)

Warwickshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Undercover policing’

West Mercia police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Undercover policing’ (PDF document)

West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Undercover policing’ (PDF document)


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