His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

HMICFRS independently assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces and fire & rescue services – in the public interest.

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News

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We inspected British Transport Police and gave graded judgments in five of the seven areas that we inspected.

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Today we published a report to examine the effectiveness of British Transport Police’s vetting, IT monitoring and counter-corruption arrangements. 

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West Yorkshire Police has made improvements to its custody services, but progress in some areas has been limited since its last inspection.

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Northamptonshire Police has made improvements in most areas, but the force still needs to improve how it investigates crime.

Our role

His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) independently assesses and reports on the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces and fire & rescue services – in the public interest.

We ask the questions that we believe the public wish to have answered, and publish our findings, conclusions and recommendations. We use our expertise to interpret the evidence and make recommendations for improvement.

We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their police force and fire & rescue service against others. We also routinely monitor the performance of police forces in England and Wales.

We inspect across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We also inspect law enforcement arrangements in British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, on invitation from the relevant government, as well as non-territorial services, specialist agencies and international police forces.

Who we are

Andy Cooke QPM DL

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary and HM Chief Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services

Lee Freeman KPM

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services

Michelle Skeer OBE QPM

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services

Wendy Williams CBE

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services

Roy Wilsher OBE QFSM

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services

Shantha Dickinson

Assistant HMI (His Majesty’s Inspector)

Nicola Faulconbridge

Assistant HMI (His Majesty’s Inspector)

Mark Byers

HMICFRS Chief Operating Officer