HMICFRS strategy

His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) provides the public and their elected representatives with independent assessments of the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces and fire and rescue services.

Through our programmes of inspections and other work, we assess what is working well and what needs to improve, both locally and nationally, in order to help improve the service provided to the public.

Our statutory objectives are clearly defined, principally in the Police Act 1996 and the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004.

The overarching purpose of HMICFRS, in common with the sectors we inspect, is to make the public safer. Our strategy describes how we intend to do that most effectively.

Our current strategy

Read the HMICFRS strategy for 2023-27 

Our previous strategies can be found in the publications section.