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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Ofsted has published a letter with findings from a joint targeted area inspection of the multi-agency response to serious youth violence in Somerset. 

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Today, Ofsted published a letter with findings from a joint targeted area inspection of the multi-agency response to identification of initial need and risk in Rochdale.

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There are serious concerns about the performance of Nottinghamshire Police.

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There are concerns about the performance of Devon and Cornwall Police.

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

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

Andy Cooke is 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

Roy Wilsher OBE QFSM

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

Nicola Faulconbridge

Assistant HMI (His Majesty’s Inspector)

Mark Byers

HMICFRS Chief Operating Officer