Leading Lights: An inspection of the police service’s arrangements for the selection and development of chief officers

Summary

HMICFRS and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) carried out a joint inspection to determine how effectively police forces select and train candidates for chief officer roles.

This inspection took place between January and May 2019. It included a review of documents and data, an online survey and interviews with chief officers, chief superintendents, superintendents from Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales, together with other interested parties.

The report makes nine recommendations.

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