HMIC Reports 2016

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabularies reports 2016

February 2016 – PEEL: Police effectiveness 2015 – Northamptonshire Police

As part of its annual inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL), HMIC’s effectiveness programme assessed how effective Northamptonshire Police is at keeping people safe and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

This inspection focused on four aspects of policing: preventing crime and anti-social behaviour; investigating crime and managing offenders; protecting vulnerable people and supporting victims; and tackling serious and organised crime.

An assessment of how the force protects vulnerable people was published in December 2015, but it still forms a part of the overall judgment of force effectiveness.

PCC Adam Simmonds’ Response

February 2016 – PEEL: Police legitimacy 2015 – Northamptonshire Police

As part of its annual inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL), HMIC’s legitimacy programme assessed how legitimate Northamptonshire Police 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.

PCC Adam Simmonds’ Response