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HMIC Inspections

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) independently assesses police forces and policing activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest. Go to the HMIC website.

Crime and Policing Comparator

HMIC has developed the ‘Crime and Policing Comparator’ that provides comparison data on:

  • recorded crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB),
  • quality of service,
  • finances and
  • workforce numbers.

HMIC validates and publishes this data, which is submitted by police forces. Go to the HMIC Crime and Policing Comparator to find out more.

Witness for the Prosecution: Identifying Victim and Witness Vulnerability in Criminal Case Files

HMIC released a local inspection report on 12 November 2015.  The inspection examined the effectiveness of Lincolnshire police in providing accurate information of the circumstances of a criminal case, identifying the vulnerability of victims and witnesses, and assessing and managing risks so that their needs are met effectively.


PEEL Assessments

PEEL is the programme in which HMIC draws together evidence from its annual all-force inspections. The evidence is used to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the police. HMIC has introduced these assessments so that the public will be able to judge the performance of their force and policing as a whole.  Find out more about the PEEL Assessment.

To find out about Lincolnshire's PEEL Assessment, go to the HMIC Homepage and select from the 'How well is your Force doing' interactive map or search in the 'find your force' search box.

PEEL Legitimacy inspection 2016

As in PEEL legitimacy 2015, this inspection 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.

This report sets out the findings for Lincolnshire Police.

HMIC also assessed legitimacy on a national level, drawing out overarching themes which are set out in the national overview.

PEEL Leadership inspection 2016 

As in PEEL 2015, this inspection:

  • examined how well forces understand, develop and display leadership; and
  • provides an assessment of how well led they are.

The national overview report is accompanied by a separate report on each force, based on inspections carried out from March to July 2016.

PEEL Efficiency inspection 2016

As in HMIC’s previous assessment of police efficiency, this inspection:

  • examined how well each force in England and Wales understands the demand for its service and how well it match its resources to that demand; and
  • provides an assessment of its efficiency.

This report sets out the findings for Lincolnshire Police.

HMIC also assessed efficiency on a national level, drawing out overarching themes which are set out in the national overview.

The efficiency reports will be followed by reports on legitimacy in December 2016 and effectiveness in early 2017, which together make up the three pillars of the annual PEEL assessment.

PEEL Effectiveness 2015 (Feb 2016 Report)

As part of its annual  inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL),  HMIC has assessed forces’ effectiveness by asking how well they:

  1. prevent crime and anti-social behaviour, and keep people safe;
  2. investigate crime and manage offenders;
  3. protect those who are vulnerable, and support victims; and
  4. tackle serious and organised crime, including their arrangements for fulfilling their national policing responsibilities.

This effectiveness report followed reports on efficiency and legitimacy published in October 2015 and February 2016 respectively. The findings relating to point 3  above were published in December 2015.

PEEL Legitimacy Inspection 2016

As part of its annual inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL), HMIC’s legitimacy programme assessed how legitimate the force is at keeping people safe and reducing crime. The inspection focused on whether a force was consistently behaving in a way that is fair, reasonable, effective and lawful, and if it has the consent of the public. HMIC assessed legitimacy at a force level, as well as drawing out overarching themes on a national level which are set out in the national overview. The Force use of stop and search was included in this inspection.

PEEL Efficiency Inspection 2015

PEEL effectiveness (Vulnerability) Inspection 2015

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published its PEEL effectiveness inspection (Vulnerability)  on 15 December 2015. HMIC graded all 43 police forces in England and Wales on how effectively they protect vulnerable people from harm and support victims. The inspection included a focus on how forces respond to domestic abuse victims and missing and absent children, and how prepared they are to tackle child sexual exploitation.

Read a copy of the HMIC report at https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmic/publications/police-effectiveness-vulnerability-2015/ and read a copy of the PCC response below.

Policing in Austerity

On the 18th July 2013 HMIC published the Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge (known as Valuing The Police Report).  This included both national and local objectives.

Read the PCC's response to Policing in austerity - rising to the challeng

On the 22ndJuly 2014, HMIC published the report Policing in Austerity: Meeting the Challenge. This report included both local and national objectives.

Domestic Abuse

In September 2013, HMIC was commissioned by the Home Secretary to inspect the police response to domestic violence and abuse. HMIC published 'Everyone’s business: Improving the Police Response to Domestic Abuse' in March 2014 (both national report and Force report available). Read the PCC's response (PDF, 29KB).

Joint Inspection of the Treatment of Offenders with Learning Disabilities within the Criminal Justice System

The joint inspection report was published in January 2014. The report looked into the treatment of offenders with learning disabilities within the criminal justice system and stated that their needs should be recognised and addressed.

Read the PCC's response to Zoe Billingham on the CJJI report on treatment of offenders

Crime Recording and Crime Data Integrity

HMIC released a national and local report on crime recording and crime data integrity in November 2014.  HMIC examined and assessed the integrity of crime data in each force. They focused their examination around three broad themes: leadership and governance; systems and processes; and the people and skills involved. Get the HMIC report (external link).

Read the PCC's response (PDF, 545KB).

Police Integrity and Corruption

In November 2014, HMIC published their reports on Police Integrity and Corruption following a previous reports in 2011 and in 2012.  This inspection was designed to focus on the arrangements in place to ensure those working in police forces act with integrity.  Get the HMIC report (external link).

Read the PCC's response (PDF, 351KB)

Crime Inspection Report

HMIC's Crime Inspection Report for Lincolnshire was published in November 2014.  This inspection looks at how effective police forces are at cutting crime. The public expects the police to reduce, prevent and investigate crime, bring suspects to justice and, with other services and agencies, care for victims.  Get the HMIC report (external website).

Read the PCC's response (PDF, 408KB)

HMIC Review of Counter Terrorism Funding Arrangements

The PCCs in the East Midlands region commissioned HMIC to carry out a review of Counter Terrorism Funding Arrangements in June 2014.  In December 2014, HMIC published its findings into the effectiveness and efficiency of managing counter terrorism funding arrangements across the East Midlands region through a single counter terrorism grant rather than through separate funding streams. Get the HMIC report (external website).

Read the PCC's response (written by Derbyshire PCC Alan Charles, on behalf of regional PCC colleagues). (PDF, 106KB)

Joint HMIC / HMIP Inspection of Lincolnshire Police Custody

This report relates to  an  unannounced inspection of  Lincolnshire police custody carried out jointly by HMI Prisons and HMIC. The inspections look 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.

Read the PCC's response to the HMIC/HMIP Inspection of Lincolnshire Police custody

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