Summary of consultation responses: Policing inspection programme and framework 2021/22
We recently ran a consultation on our proposed programme of policing inspections for 2021/22. The purpose of this consultation was to make sure that we continue to focus our inspection work on what matters most to the public.
We published our proposed 2021/22 framework for consultation on 13 April 2021. The consultation period was initially set for four weeks.
The consultation asked for views on whether the proposed programme covered the right themes and areas of policing. In particular, we sought responses to the following consultation questions:
- Do these proposed thematic inspections cover those areas that are of most concern to you at the moment?
- Are there any significant new or emerging problems in policing that HMICFRS should take into account in its inspection activity?
- How else could HMICFRS adapt the way in which it acquires information to take account of current circumstances and risks to public safety?
Following representation from the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, we agreed to extend consultation by seven days. This was to allow enough time for newly elected police and crime commissioners (PCCs) to respond. The consultation period ended on 26 May.
We received 48 responses:
- 22 from police forces;
- 10 from PCCs;
- 11 from other organisations; and
- 5 from members of the public.