Strategic Policing Requirement inspection - Terms of reference

Published on: 21 June 2013

Publication types: Terms of reference


In July 2012 the Home Office published the Strategic Policing Requirement (SPR), setting out the threats that require a national policing capability to ensure they are are tackled effectively. The threats are:

  • Terrorism
  • Civil emergencies
  • Organised crime
  • Threats to public order
  • A large-scale cyber incident

The document also states that HMIC will provide assurance that the preparation and delivery of those requirements set out in the SPR have been subject to a proportionate and risk-based testing and inspection regime.

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Strategic Policing Requirement inspection terms of reference (PDF, 113KB, new window) – updated 16 August 2013 (PDF document)