Police forces in Engage

Devon and Cornwall Police

Entered Engage

2022

Reasons

  1. The force’s crime recording has deteriorated since our last inspection. It doesn’t always record crimes against vulnerable victims, particularly violent or behavioural crimes, and anti-social behaviour.
  2. The force does not answer, or respond to, emergency or non-emergency calls within adequate timeframes, and too many calls are abandoned. Identification of repeat and vulnerable callers is missed, and callers are not always given the appropriate advice on preservation of evidence or crime prevention.
  3. The force is unable to adequately manage registered sexual and violent offenders which means an increasing risk of further offending may not be identified.

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Metropolitan Police Service

Entered Engage

2022

Reasons

  1. The Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) counter-corruption arrangements related to the findings of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel:
    1. The MPS’s lack of proactive work to gather counter-corruption intelligence is a cause of concern.
  2. Concerns identified in PEEL 2020/21 inspection:
    1. The force needs to improve how it answers 101 calls for service and how it identifies vulnerability at the first point of contact.
  3. Concerns in relation to systematic failings in both performance and governance as identified in inspection reports in recent years.
  4. In October 2023, two accelerated causes of concern were issued because the force’s approach to child protection is putting vulnerable children at risk:
    1. The force needs to improve how it identifies and assesses risks, and how it responds, when children are reported missing.
    2. The force should improve its investigations when children are at risk of, or harmed by, criminal or sexual exploitation.

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Nottinghamshire Police

Entered Engage

March 2024

Reasons

Nottinghamshire Police has been moved into Engage because:

  • the force needs to improve how it manages, supervises and carries out effective investigations, and make sure that victims get the support they need; and
  • the force doesn’t have adequate processes, planning or governance arrangements in place to monitor performance effectively or identify areas where improvement is required.

More detail about Nottinghamshire Police’s performance will be included in its next inspection report, which is due to be published later in 2024.

West Midlands Police

Entered Engage

2023

Reasons

West Midlands Police is not:

  • carrying out effective investigations which lead to satisfactory results for victims;
  • making sure multi-agency risk assessment conferences (MARACs) – meetings where statutory and voluntary agency representatives share information about people at high risk of domestic abuse – work effectively to keep vulnerable people safe;
  • effectively managing the risk posed to the public by registered sex offenders; and
  • managing the risk posed by online child abuse offenders effectively.

More detail about West Midlands Police’s performance will be included in its next inspection report. The press release gives more information.

Related reports

PEEL 2023–2025: An inspection of West Midlands Police

Police forces previously in Engage