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Cumbria PEEL 2015

Other inspections

How well has the force performed in our other inspections?

In addition to the three core PEEL pillars, HMICFRS carries out inspections of a wide range of policing activity throughout the year. Some of these are conducted alongside the PEEL inspections; others are joint inspections.

Findings from these inspections are published separately to the main PEEL reports, but are taken into account when producing the rounded assessment of each force's performance.

Other reports

Last updated 22/02/2016

This section sets out the reports published by HMIC this year that help to better understand the performance of Cumbria Constabulary.

Honour-based violence (HBV)

Cumbria Constabulary is not yet prepared across all areas to protect people from harm from HBV.

The constabulary has not yet prepared its leadership and governance structures in order to support its ability to identify and respond to cases of HBV.

The constabulary is prepared in respect of its awareness and understanding of HBV, and ensures that its officers and staff recognise, understand and identify victims from the first point of contact.

The constabulary is not yet prepared in respect of the levels of protection to be offered to victims of HBV.

The constabulary is not yet prepared in respect of enforcement against perpetrators of HBV. The constabulary is not yet prepared to prevent offences occurring.

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The depths of dishonour: Hidden voices and shameful crimes – a national overview of forces’ preparedness to deal with honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

Published: 8 December 2015

Firearms licensing

The firearms licensing arrangements in Cumbria are not sufficiently robust in some important respects, which means that public safety may be compromised and is a matter of concern.

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Targeting the risk – a national overview of the efficiency and effectiveness of firearms licensing in police forces in England and Wales.

Published: 15 September 2015

Police custody

Some aspects of police custody in Cumbria had improved while others had deteriorated.

There had been improvements in the condition of the custody estate and the care of detainees since our last inspection. Nevertheless, new management arrangements were not yet embedded and arrangements to monitor and manage performance were weak. It was a particular concern that processes to protect and safeguard the most vulnerable detainees were not fully effective.

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Cumbria – Joint inspection of police custody

Published: 29 September 2015