Police legitimacy 2015 – Dorset Police
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.
Get the report
PEEL: Police legitimacy 2015 – Dorset Police (PDF document)
The 2015 legitimacy inspection revealed that Dorset Police was one of 19 forces which were failing to comply with one or two areas of the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme (PDF document). HMIC revisited Dorset in 2016.
This letter sets out the findings from that revisit inspection.
Best Use of Stop and Search letter – Dorset Police
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 national report
Dorset police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Police legitimacy 2015’