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#019/2013 – HMIC and NAO issue a practical guide to help police forces procure for and manage private sector partnerships Both the National Audit Office (NAO) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) recognise the continued demands on forces and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to look for new and innovative ways of saving money

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Upon the request of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), in 2012 the Minister of Justice for Northern Ireland commissioned HMIC to inspect the role and function of the Historical Enquiries Team (HET). HMIC found that the HET’s approach to reviewing deaths during ‘the troubles’ is inconsistent, has serious shortcomings

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Inconsistencies and shortcomings in policies, systems and practices threaten the legitimacy of the Historical Enquiries Team’s work, and risk undermining the confidence of the families of those who died during

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has contacted HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, to discuss the reassurances that the Mayor would like in relation to current undercover policing practices in the Metropolitan Police Service, and the extent to which HMIC’s 2013/14 inspection of undercover policing in all 43 forces in England and Wales

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In 2010, information about the activities of Mark Kennedy, a police officer working undercover for the NPOIU, led to the collapse of the trial of six people accused of planning to shut down a large power station in Ratcliffe-on-Soar, Nottinghamshire. This resulted in HMIC announcing a review of the systems used by the NPOIU to

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In 2012, HMIC published a report on the use of a specific type of undercover policing operation: long-term, intelligence-gathering deployments within domestic extremist or protest groups, conducted by the

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European Arrest Warrants are managed in a partnership between the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), police forces and other law enforcement agencies in the UK and abroad. Their success relies on the ability of all parties to provide accurate and timely information but the exchange of this critical information still relies on manual processes. In

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The report ‘A criminal use of police cells? The use of police custody as a place of safety for people with mental health needs’ found that police custody is regularly being used to detain people whose only ‘crime’ is that they are suffering from a mental disorder. This joint inspection was carried out by HMIC,

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HM Inspectorates of Constabulary and Prisons, the Care Quality Commission, and the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales call for changes to ensure fewer people with mental disorders are detained

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Police custody provision in Essex had improved after recent moves to manage it centrally, but staffing levels needed to be addressed, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection. Read ‘Essex – Joint inspection of police custody suites’