PEEL: police legitimacy 2016 - West Mercia Police
As in PEEL legitimacy 2015, this inspection looked at:
- the extent to which forces treat people with fairness and respect;
- the extent to which they ensure their workforces act ethically and lawfully; and
- the extent to which those workforces themselves feel they have been treated with fairness and respect by the forces.
This report sets out the findings for West Mercia Police.
HMIC also assessed legitimacy on a national level, drawing out overarching themes which are set out in the national overview.
The legitimacy reports will be followed by reports on effectiveness in early 2017. These, together with efficiency reports published in November 2016, make up the three pillars of the annual PEEL assessment.
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In our 2016 national overview of police legitimacy, we 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 of the plans put in place by all forces to in response to this recommendation.