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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary extends remit to encompass Fire and Rescue Services

Building on the experience of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in inspecting and reporting on the efficiency and effectiveness of all police forces in England and Wales, Nick Hurd (the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service) has announced that it will now...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
Sir Thomas Winsor: Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary
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Police service “cannot continue to fill the gaps left by other agencies” warns HMIC

Police forces are having to pick up the slack as cuts in other public services increase pressure on them. In his annual ‘State of Policing’ report, Sir Thomas Winsor (Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary) draws attention to “material pressures” on...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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HMIC raises warning flag as police forces strive to cope with ever-increasing demand

The majority of police forces do a good job in keeping members of the public safe, with two thirds of forces being graded as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in a new report into police effectiveness. This year’s wide-ranging...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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Home Secretary re-admits 13 police forces to ‘Best Use of Stop and Search’ scheme

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has re-admitted 13 previously suspended police forces to the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme. The scheme was launched in the summer of 2014 and requires member forces to demonstrate to the public that they’re using the powers of Stop and Search...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
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Government introduces support for communities in united drive against hate crime

New Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called on communities across Britain to stand united against those who use hate in an attempt to divide us. Launching the Government’s all-new Hate Crime Action Plan, Rudd urged more victims of hate crime to come forward such that the full...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Joint CPS-HMIC report finds “progress still needs to be made” in digitisation of criminal justice process

A joint report authored by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds that “good progress” has been made in the move towards a fully digital system, but more work needs to be...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
Jamie Wilson
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Bobbies on the Beat… Or Not

It will come as no surprise to those working in front line policing and, indeed, the general public resident across England and Wales that police officers are often spending less than half of their time on the beat, writes Jamie Wilson. However, in recent headline stories, Her...
Posted On 11 Mar 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to remain Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner for further 12 months

Her Majesty The Queen has granted Royal Approval to extend the Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner’s appointment until September 2017 following recommendations tabled by the Home Secretary Theresa May and Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. Former chief constable of...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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Home Office proposes changes to Police and Crime Commissioners complaints system

Proposals aimed at changing the way in which complaints against Police and Crime Commissioners are managed have just been published by the Home Office. Views have been invited on potential changes to the system for non-serious complaints (ie non-criminal) which are handled by...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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On Solid Ground

Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) are undoubtedly a force for good in tackling some of the UK’s most serious and organised criminals, but a detailed report just issued by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds that there’s “further work to be done” in order...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015
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