PEEL: Police efficiency 2017 - Police Service of Northern Ireland
As part of the amended Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998, HMICFRS is required to inspect the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) at least once in every year on its efficiency and effectiveness. The outcomes of the inspections are reported to the Department of Justice, Northern Ireland.
HMICFRS’ efficiency inspection assessed how a force makes the best use of its available resources with the overall question ‘How efficient is the force at keeping people safe and reducing crime?’ This inspection focused on three questions:
- How well does the service understand its current and likely future demand?
- How well does the service use its resources to manage current demand?
- How well is the service planning for demand in the future?