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Cause of concern

HMIC found that in many forces there is a material lack of focus, grip and effective activity directed to apprehending wanted suspects. There are too often inconsistencies and weaknesses in how rapidly forces circulate information about wanted suspects on the Police National Computer (PNC), and too often inadequate efforts are made to apprehend these individuals once the information has been circulated.


Immediately, all forces should review their current procedures for apprehending wanted suspects, assess the number of wanted suspects on the PNC and those whose details have yet to be circulated on the PNC, and take prompt and effective action to apprehend those suspects.

[on]3rd March 2017 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]8th March 2018 [comment]

This recommendation was identified as an area for improvement in 2016. Work to review processes and improve how the force manages and deals with those suspects yet to be arrested and those circulated as wanted on the police national computer is progressing. This area was reinspected in 2017 and the force has made some progress. Although progress has been made in the last 12 months this is again an area for improvement identified for 2017-18 and superceeds the 2016 recommendation.

[/comment][/on][on]3rd May 2018 [status]no-further-action-needed[/status][/on]