Staffordshire Police removed from enhanced monitoring

Staffordshire Police has made improvements and has therefore been removed from an enhanced level of monitoring by the police inspectorate.

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His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) continuously monitors the performance of all police forces in England.

The monitoring process consists of two stages: Scan and Engage. All police forces are in routine monitoring under the Scan stage by default, but may be escalated to enhanced monitoring under the Engage stage if they are not effectively addressing the inspectorate’s concerns.

Staffordshire Police was moved into Engage in June 2022.

His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary has decided to remove Staffordshire Police from Engage because it has made several improvements, including:

  • improving how it identifies vulnerable people at the first point of contact; and
  • improving the standards of investigation and the service it provides to victims of crime.

His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary Andy Cooke said:

“I am pleased with the progress that Staffordshire Police has made so far. Whilst there is still more to do, I have decided to remove the force from our enhanced level of monitoring, known as Engage, and return it to routine monitoring.

“I am reassured by the plans Staffordshire Police has in place to continue making improvements. We will continue to inspect the force to make sure the people of Staffordshire are getting the service they deserve from their police force.”

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  1. For further information, please contact the HMICFRS Press Office on 0300 071 6781 or
  2. Read more information about the HMICFRS monitoring process.