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In response to the seriousness and scale of the allegations of child abuse by the late Jimmy Savile, the Home Secretary has formally commissioned HMIC to review the recording and investigation of these and related allegations by police forces across England and Wales. This work will take place in addition to HMIC’s ongoing programme of

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#025/2012 Police custody in the City of London – reasonably good Police custody provision in the City of London was reasonably good, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection. The inspection was part of a national programme of joint inspections of

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Tom Winsor joins HMIC today as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary. Read his profile in our Who we are section.

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#024/2012 Taking Time for Crime: A study of how police officers prevent crime in the field HMIC has today published a study looking at how frontline police officers are supported and enabled to prevent crime in the field. It was conducted in collaboration with six forces which represent the breadth and depth of the policing

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#023/2012 Police custody in Staffordshire – improving Police custody provision in Staffordshire was generally positive, but needed to focus on consistency and better health care, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection. The inspection was part of a national programme of

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This review was undertaken at the request of Wiltshire Police Authority following the death of Wiltshire Deputy Chief Constable David Ainsworth on 22 March 2011. It has been designed to identify and learn lessons from the management of events both leading up to and following the death of Mr Ainsworth. Read the review

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Between December 2011 and April 2012, HMIC conducted an inspection of the way in which Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) identifies and deals with the risk that it faces from internal fraud and corruption. The report highlights strengths, work in progress and areas for improvement, and makes nine recommendations. HMRC’s management of internal fraud

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#020/2012 Police custody in Bromley – well organised Police custody provision in Bromley was generally positive, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection. The inspection was part of a national programme of joint inspections of police custody. It looked at the

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#022/2012 – Restorative justice offers benefits to victims, offenders and communities, and take-up is increasing – but more consistency is needed Restorative justice is being used effectively in all areas of the criminal justice system – but patchy take-up and inconsistent application mean that not all victims, offenders and communities are able to access the

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#021/2012 Police custody in Lewisham – clearly improved Police custody provision in Lewisham had seen significant improvements in the recent past but further improvements could be made, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection. The inspection was part of a national