Police legitimacy 2015 – Avon and Somerset Constabulary
As part of its annual inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL), HMIC’s legitimacy programme assessed how legitimate the force is at keeping people safe and reducing crime. The inspection focused on whether a force was consistently behaving in a way that is fair, reasonable, effective and lawful, and if it has the consent of the public. HMIC assessed legitimacy at a force level, as well as drawing out overarching themes on a national level which are set out in the national overview.
The legitimacy report follows on from reports on efficiency and vulnerability (part of effectiveness) in 2015 and will be followed by reports on overall effectiveness in spring 2016.
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PEEL: Police legitimacy 2015 – Avon and Somerset Constabulary (PDF document, 862 kB)
Get the national overview
PEEL: Police legitimacy 2015 – National overview
Get the press release
Most police forces judged to be fair and ethical – but are let down by lack of progress on stop and search
Get the police and crime commissioners’ responses to the report
Avon and Somerset police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police legitimacy 2015’ (PDF document)
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