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Police forces must explain the disproportionate use of police powers such as stop and search and use of force on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people or risk losing the trust of the communities they serve, a report published today has found.

Publication  —  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.

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Cleveland Police has made notable improvements to how it protects vulnerable people, but some areas remain a concern – in particular, cases involving children and how it records domestic abuse, a report published today has found.

Publication  —  Revisit  — 

In November 2020, we returned to review the progress the force has made in responding to the open recommendations from all three inspections that specifically relate to how the force protects vulnerable people.

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The London Fire Brigade still has more work to do to fully address its failings from the Grenfell Tower fire, a new report has found.

Publication  —  Fire & rescue services, Grenfell  — 

On 14 June 2017, a fire at Grenfell Tower, a high-rise residential building in North Kensington, West London, cost 72 lives. On 15 June 2017, the then Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, announced a public inquiry into the causes of the fire. The Grenfell Tower Inquiry was set up to examine the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire.

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Today we published a letter on the London Fire Brigade’s progress against a cause of concern we gave in our inspection in 2019.

Publication  —  Fire & rescue services, Letter, Revisit  — 

We conducted an inspection of the London Fire Brigade virtually between August and December 2020. As part of our inspection of what progress London Fire Brigade is making to implement the recommendations in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s Phase 1 report, we also considered the brigade’s progress to address the cause of concern we gave in our Round 1 inspection. 

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Specific reviews

Regional organised crime units (ROCUs) tackle the threat from Serious Organised Crime (SOC). SOC remains one of the greatest problems for policing in the UK and overseas. An inspection of the effectiveness of the Regional Organised Crime Units In this inspection, we examined how effectively and efficiently the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) tackle the

Page  —  Fire and rescue services

In July 2017, HMICFRS extended its remit to include inspections of England’s fire and rescue service. We now assess and report on the efficiency, effectiveness and people of the 45 fire and rescue services in England. To find our methodology, judgment criteria and other information about these inspections, please see the How we inspect section.