State of Policing: The Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales 2017

Summary

This is Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary’s report to the Secretary of State under section 54(4A) of the Police Act 1996. It contains his assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of policing in England and Wales for the inspection year 2017.

This reporting period has seen the third complete cycle of PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) inspections. They consider the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces, and assess their legitimacy (that is, how they behave and treat people). These inspections give a comprehensive analysis of how each police force in England and Wales has performed.

This report also gives an overview of the findings from our child protection inspections and our specialist inspections, including our inspections of non-Home Office forces.

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Content summary

This report is in three parts.

Part 1

This section contains Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary’s assessment of the state of policing in England and Wales. It draws on the inspections we carried out over the last year, as well as the findings and reports of other organisations, and other information and analysis available to him. The themes are applicable to the police service as a whole, and to every police force in England and Wales.

Part 2

This section provides an overview of the findings from all the inspections we have conducted this year:

  • our PEEL inspections;
  • our child protection inspections;
  • our specialist thematic and rolling inspections; and
  • our specialist inspections of non-Home Office forces.

Part 3

This sets out the full list of our inspections and other work.

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Please note: the report was updated on 19 June 2018 to correct grades and year-on-year comparison on pages 44-47, and grade summaries on page 62.

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State of Policing: Foreword (file: 0.3 MB)

State of Policing: Part 1 (file: 0.6 MB)

State of Policing: Part 2 (file: 2.5 MB)

State of Policing: Part 3 (file: 0.5 MB)

State of Policing: Annexes (file: 5.5 MB)

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