HM Inspectorate of Constabulary is taking a new approach to the way it conducts its regular police force inspections. It has launched a consultation so you can have a say on what you think of the new approach.
In the past few years, policing in England and Wales has undergone significant changes, and HMIC is also changing the way it supports police improvement. Part of the changes is HMIC’s new approach to its force inspections, which will provide you with an impartial review of how your local force is performing and help you to hold the police to account.
New assessment framework for forces
Under the new approach, each force will be assessed against the three PEEL (police efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy) themes, and given a rating for each theme. HMIC will be looking at:
- efficiency: how well police forces provide value for money;
- effectiveness: how well each force cuts crime; and
- legitimacy: how well each force provides a service that is fair and treats people properly.
By using a small number of easy-to-understand categories it will be easier to see how well your local force is performing and, whether it is improving.
As part of the consultation, HMIC wants to hear your views on how the reports should be presented, to ensure that they are easy to understand.
You can have your say by completing the survey which runs until Friday 29 August 2014 so everyone with an interest in policing has an opportunity to have their say.