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COVID-19  — 

In July, we announced our intention to inspect the police response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our inspection took a snapshot of policing and assessed what happened from March to November 2020.

COVID-19, Custody suites  — 

In March 2020, we suspended all inspection work so that police forces, and fire and rescue services could focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Plans, Corporate documents, Inspection programmes  — 

This document provides details of HMICFRS’s inspection programme and framework for policing for 2020/21.

Protest  — 

On 21 September 2020, the Home Secretary commissioned us to conduct an inspection into how effectively the police manage protests. This followed several protests, by groups including Extinction Rebellion, Black Lives Matter and many others. In recent years, increasing amounts of police time and resources have been spent dealing with protests. In April and October

Spotlight, Stop and search  — 

Stop and search legislation was introduced in 1984. However, thirty-five years on and forces still do not understand fully the impact of the use of the powers. When the police use their powers disproportionately  it causes suspicion among some communities that they are being unfairly targeted.

Regional Organised Crime Units  — 

In this inspection, we examined how effectively and efficiently the Regional Organised Crime Units tackle the threat from serious and organised crime.

Domestic abuse, Modern slavery, Super-complaint, Vulnerability  — 

Summary On 18 December 2018, Liberty and Southall Black Sisters made a super-complaint to HMICFRS. This super-complaint concerns migrant victims in vulnerable circumstances. They usually arise from crimes of domestic abuse or modern slavery and human trafficking. The super-complaint put forward by Liberty and Southall Black Sisters is about the treatment of victims of crime

Released under investigation, Research, Thematic inspection  — 

In 2019, HMICFRS commissioned BritainThinks to conduct qualitative research to explore victim and suspect experiences of changes implemented as a result of the Policing and Crime Act 2017

Released under investigation, Thematic inspection  — 

Between October 2019 and February 2020, HMICFRS and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service inspected the police and CPS’s responses to pre-charge bail changes and the use of ‘released under investigation’.

Protest, Terms of reference  — 

In October 2020, the Home Secretary commissioned HMICFRS to inspect how effectively the police manage protests.