Summary of consultation responses: Expectations for Police Custody

Published on: 9 June 2022

We recently ran a consultation on our refreshed Expectations for Police Custody.

The Expectations set out the inspection criteria for assessing the treatment of and conditions for detainees in police custody. These have been refreshed to reflect changes to legislation, policies and practices about how police custody is provided, and to improve the standards we expect to achieve better outcomes for detainees.

We published our proposed Expectations for Police Custody on 23 December 2021. The consultation ran for six weeks.

We asked for views on the revised Expectations to draw from wider expertise in the sector and make sure the criteria are as clear and comprehensive as possible.

We have now published our refreshed Expectations for Police Custody.

We are extremely grateful to all of those who responded to our consultation, and the active interest so many organisations have shown in our inspections of police custody.

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HMICFRS response to consultation on the Expectations for Police Custody

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HMICFRS response to consultation on the Expectations for Police Custody (PDF document, 160 kB)

Read the original consultation

Expectations for police custody: for consultation