Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) independently assesses police forces and policing activity in the public interest – ranging from neighbourhood teams, to serious crime and the fight against terrorism. For more information about the HMIC, go to www.hmic.gov.uk
All HMIC reports relating to north Wales are listed below.
Fraud - Time to Choose
The HMICFRS National Inspection of Fraud: Time to choose highlighted that there is an inconsistent approach in tackling fraud
across England and Wales. North Wales Police were not one of the chosen forces inspected and have already completed the one recommendation of publishing a fraud policy.
Policing and Mental Health – Picking up the pieces
I am pleased that the inspectorate has recognised the unnecessary demand placed on police forces due to the failure of other services. Those who are in crisis should be cared for by health professionals and not by the police. I agree that there needs to be a radical rethink to guarantee a timely expert response from the health service.
PEEL Legitimacy 2017
PEEL Legitimacy 2017 looked at the extent to which:
- forces treat people with fairness and respect;
- they ensure their workforces act ethically and lawfully; and
- those workforces feel they have been treated with fairness and respect by the forces.
The PEEL Efficiency inspection 2017:
- examined how well the force understood the demand for their service, how well they match their resources to that demand, and how well they are planning to meet future demand; and
- provides an assessment of their efficiency.
Crime Data Integrity
The Crime Data Integrity report 2017 found that the force:
- achieves high levels of recording accuracy for reported sexual offences;
- has made good progress in its procedures in respect of the cancellation of recorded crimes;
- has worked hard in bringing about improvements in the knowledge and understanding of the crime-recording requirements for modern day slavery crimes among officers and staff;
- has implemented all of the recommendations set out in our 2014 report; and
- has made good progress against a national action plan developed to improve crime recording by police forces.
PEEL - Police Legitimacy 2016
HMIC defines a legitimate force as one whose staff and officers are seen by the public consistently to behave fairly, ethically and within the law. It seeks to identify and resolve issues relating to fair and respectful treatment by the police.
Within this inspection HMIC looked at:
- the extent to which forces treat people with fairness and respect;
- the extent to which they ensure their workforces act ethically and lawfully; and
- the extent to which those workforces themselves feel they have been treated with fairness and respect by the forces.
PEEL - Police efficiency 2016
HMIC inspected North Wales Police on its efficiency by examining how well it understands the demand for its service and how well it
matches its resources to that demand. North Wales Police has been assessed as good in respect of the efficiency with which it keeps people safe and reduces crime. It recognises the importance of having a better understanding of current demand for its services so that its resources can be used efficiently to prioritise and respond to demand
HMIC Report - PEEL Police legitimacy 2015
This HMIC inspection involves how legitimate is the force at keeping people safe and reducing crime?
PEEL legitimacy - Commissioners response
PEEL legitimacy 2015 - Best use of Stop and Search Scheme
PEEL legitimacy - Commissioners response - Best use of Stop Search
This HMIC inspection involves how efficient is the force at keeping people safe and reducing crime.
PEEL: Police effectiveness 2015
This HMIC inspection involves how effective is the force at keeping people safe and reducing crime.
HMIC-Report-The-Depth-of-dishonour. Hidden voices and shameful crimes
This HMIC inspection involves the police response to honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
Report on unnaounced inspection visit to police custody suites in North Wales by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
This report is one of a series on police custody inspections carried out jointly by HMI Prisons and HMIC. The inspections looked at strategy, treatment and conditions, individual rights and health care. They also contribute to the United Kingdom’s response to its international obligation to ensure regular and independent inspection of all places of detention.
Core Business: an inspection into crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time
North Wales Police – Core business letter to the chief constable
This HMIC inspection looks at three principal aspects of day-to-day policing: the prevention of crime; how crime is investigated and offenders are brought to justice; and freeing up and using police time more efficiently (which includes the use of modern technology). The report merges three complementary inspections into a single assessment. A letter to the chief constable from HMIC has been published, which summerises the conclusions of the north Wales inspection .
HMIC Inspection of crime data integrity
HMIC undertook an inspection into the way the 43 police forces in England and Wales record crime data. This inspection, carried out between February and August 2014, is the most extensive of its kind that HMIC has ever undertaken into crime data integrity. These force reports follow on from the interim report we published in May 2014.
Commissioner's Response - Crime data integrity
Crime recording: A matter of fact – interim report
HMIC undertook an inspection into the way the 43 police forces in England and Wales record crime data. This is an interim report of that inspection. It explains the purposes and methods of the inspection and the criteria that govern crime-recording practice in the police. This report covers the inspection of 13 forces including north Wales .