PEEL: Police effectiveness 2015

The primary role of the police is to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour, and to protect individuals, communities and victims – especially those who are vulnerable. This report sets out findings from an inspection of how effectively the 43 police forces in England and Wales are meeting these objectives.

HMIC defines an effective force as one that reduces crime, and keeps people safe.

After consultation with the public, forces, police and crime commissioners, Government and other interested parties, HMIC has assessed forces’ effectiveness by asking how well they:

  1. prevent crime and anti-social behaviour, and keep people safe;
  2. investigate crime and manage offenders;
  3. protect those who are vulnerable, and support victims; and
  4. tackle serious and organised crime, including their arrangements for fulfilling their national policing responsibilities.

This is one strand of HMIC’s PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) annual, all-force assessment. The effectiveness report follows reports on efficiency and legitimacy, published in October 2015 and February 2016 respectively. The findings relating to question 3 above were published in December 2015, so that forces could start making immediate improvements to ensure that all vulnerable people receive the protection and support which they need.

Get the national report

PEEL: Police effectiveness 2015 – A national overview

Get the press release

Most police forces are good at preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, but the quality of investigations remains disappointing

Get the force reports

Police effectiveness 2015 – Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – Bedfordshire Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – Cheshire Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – City of London Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Cleveland Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Cumbria Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – Derbyshire Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – Devon and Cornwall Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Dorset Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Durham Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – Dyfed-Powys Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Essex Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Gloucestershire Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – Greater Manchester Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Gwent Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Hampshire Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – Hertfordshire Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – Humberside Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Kent Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Lancashire Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – Leicestershire Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Lincolnshire Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Merseyside Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Metropolitan Police Service

Police effectiveness 2015 – Norfolk Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – North Wales Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – North Yorkshire Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Northamptonshire Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Northumbria Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Nottinghamshire Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – South Wales Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – South Yorkshire Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Staffordshire Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Suffolk Constabulary

Police effectiveness 2015 – Surrey Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Sussex Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Thames Valley Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Warwickshire Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – West Mercia Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – West Midlands Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – West Yorkshire Police

Police effectiveness 2015 – Wiltshire Police

Get the police and crime commissioners’ responses to the report

Avon and Somerset police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Cheshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Cleveland police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Cumbria police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Derbyshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Dorset police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Durham police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Dyfed-Powys police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Essex police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Greater Manchester police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Gwent police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Lancashire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Leicestershire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Lincolnshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Merseyside police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

North Wales police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

North Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Northumbria police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Staffordshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Suffolk police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Surrey police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Sussex police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

West Mercia police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

West Midlands police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

Wiltshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police effectiveness 2015’

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