HMICFRS Inspection Reports

The PCC has a statutory obligation to comment on reports published by HMICFRS about Sussex Police. To make these easily accessible, and to keep the public fully informed and updated on any responses the PCC has to HMICFRS’s inspection of Sussex Police, a copy of these comments will be published below along with links to the relevant report and Sussex Police’s response, when one is provided.

 

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In 2016/17, together with Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI), HMICFRS carried out a thematic inspection of the way that the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dealt with stalking and harassment. The resulting report, Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking, was published in July 2017. HMICFRS visited Sussex Police as part of that inspection.

In the report, HMICFRS concluded that both stalking and harassment crimes were relatively commonplace and could in some instances have a serious effect on victims. HMICFRS also found that the police response had often let down victims, and because of this we made several recommendations for improvement.

Mrs Bourne asked HMICFRS to carry out a further detailed inspection of the Sussex Police response to stalking and harassment.

Part A of the report deals specifically with what HMICFRS found. Part B looks at what police forces and national organisations have done to improve the police response and an update on the progress made against the HMICFRS recommendations is also provided.

The report can be viewed here

 

PCC's Response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.

In 2018, the Home Secretary commissioned HMICFRS to carry out an inspection of the police response to fraud.

HMICFRS inspected the effectiveness and efficiency of the police response to fraud, including online fraud.

This inspection, which was commissioned by the Home Secretary, took place between March and July 2018 and looked to assess whether:

  • law enforcement has a well-designed strategy for tackling fraud;
  • organisational structures provide the necessary capacity, capabilities and partnerships; and
  • victims of fraud receive a high-quality response.

The report can be viewed here.

 

PCC's Response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.

Protecting children is one of the most important tasks the police undertake. Only the police can investigate suspected crimes, arrest perpetrators and monitor sex offenders. Police officers have the power to take a child who is in danger into a place of safety, or to seek an order to restrict an offender’s contact with children. The police service also has a significant role working with other agencies to ensure the child’s protection and well-being, longer term.

This inspection examined child protection in Sussex Police in June and July 2018. It is part of a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

 

PCC's Response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.

The 'Effectiveness' strand of the 2017 Police Effectiveness Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) inspection looked at:

• How effective are police forces at preventing crime, tackling anti-social behaviour and keeping people safe?
• How effective are forces at investigating crime and reducing re-offending?
• How effective are forces at protecting those who are vulnerable from harm, and supporting victims?
• How effective are forces at tackling serious and organised crime?
• How effective are the forces’ specialist capabilities?

The national report can be viewed here. The Sussex report can be viewed here.

 

PCC's Response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.

The 'Legitimacy' strand of the 2017 Police Effectiveness Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) inspection looked at how:

  • 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 national report can be viewed here. The Sussex report can be viewed here.

The ‘Legitimacy’ report will be followed by an 'Effectiveness' report early in 2018. These two reports, together with the 'Efficiency' report make up the three pillars of the annual PEEL assessment.

 

PCC's Response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.

The 'Efficiency' strand of the 2017 Police Effectiveness Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) inspection looked at:

• how well forces understand 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.

The national report can be viewed here. The Sussex report can be viewed here.

The ‘Efficiency’ report will be followed by reports on ‘Legitimacy’ in December 2017 and ‘Effectiveness’ in early 2018, which together make up the three pillars of the annual PEEL assessment.

 

PCC's Response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.

 

 

PEEL: Effectiveness
02/03/2017

The 'Effectiveness' strand of the 2016 Police Effectiveness Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) inspection looked at:

  • How effective are police forces at preventing crime, tackling anti-social behaviour and keeping people safe?
  • How effective are forces at investigating crime and reducing re-offending?
  • How effective are forces at protecting those who are vulnerable from harm, and supporting victims?
  • How effective are forces at tackling serious and organised crime?
  • How effective are the forces’ specialist capabilities?

The national report can be viewed here. The Sussex report can be viewed here. 

PCC's Response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.

PEEL: Legitimacy
08/12/2016

The 'Legitimacy' strand of the 2016 Police Effectiveness Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) inspection looked at:

  • To what extent does the force treat all of the people it serves with fairness and respect?
  • How well does the force ensure that its workforce behaves ethically and lawfully?
  • To what extent does the force treat its workforce with fairness and respect?

The national report can be viewed here. The Sussex report can be viewed here.

 

PCC's Response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.

PEEL: Efficiency
03/11/2016

The 'Efficiency' strand of the 2016 Police Effectiveness Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) inspection looked at:

  • How well does the force understand its current and likely future demand?
  • How well does the force use its resources to manage current demand?
  • How well is the force planning for demand in the future?

The national report can be viewed here. The Sussex report can be viewed here.

 

PCC's Response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary presented a report to the Secretary of State under section 54(4A) of the Police Act 1996. As required by that section, it contains an assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of policing in England and Wales in respect of the inspection year 2015.

This reporting period has seen the first complete cycle of PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) inspections, which consider the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces, and assess the legitimacy of how they discharge their obligations (that is, how they behave and treat people). These inspections provide a comprehensive analysis of the way in which each police force in England and Wales has performed, and will continue to do so on an annual basis.
The report can be viewed here

PCC's Response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.

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