Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS)

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has developed the PEEL (police efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy) programme to evaluate police force performance in England and Wales, which assesses how well each of the 43 forces:

  • Provides value for money (efficiency)
  • Cuts crime (effectiveness); and
  • Provides a service that is fair and treats people properly (legitimacy)

Each force is annually assessed against these three themes, and given one of four ratings for each theme:

  • Outstanding
  • Good
  • Requires Improvement; or
  • Inadequate

The aim of PEEL inspections is to allow the public to see clearly the performance of their local force.

HMIC publishes the results of these assessments in a user-friendly format, making it easy for the public to tell at a glance how well their local force is performing and, over time, whether it is improving or deteriorating.

Click here to view Northamptonshire Police’s HMIC Reports

Northamptonshire Police’s specific page on the HMIC website can be viewed by clicking here.

HMIC reports for Northamptonshire Police prior to 2015 can be found here:

HMIC proposed programme of inspections 2017/18

HMIC’s would like your views on whether the right areas of policing and themes are covered in their proposed programme of inspections for the next 12 months.

In particular, they are seeking responses to the following consultation questions:

  1. Do you agree that leadership in the police should be assessed as part of the HMIC effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy inspections rather than as a separate inspection?
  2. Are there significant new or emerging problems for policing which HMIC should take into account in the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy inspections?
  3. Do the proposed thematic inspections of hate crime, counter-terrorism, child protection and crime data integrity cover areas that are of most concern to you at the moment?
  4. How else could HMIC adapt the way in which it acquires information to take full account of current circumstances and risks to public safety?

Download the consultation document here

View the OPCC’s consultation response here