Police news

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Thames Valley Police lost opportunities to take stricter action against a police officer who went on to commit a child sexual offence, but it could not have reasonably anticipated he would commit this crime.

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South Wales Police’s custody services require further improvement, having shown limited progress in some areas since its last inspection

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We inspected the Police Service of Northern Ireland in January and February 2023 and published this report today. 

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The Metropolitan Police’s approach to child protection is putting vulnerable children at risk, and it should make urgent improvements.

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Merseyside Police is effective at preventing crime, but it must improve its service for the public in a number of key areas.

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Suffolk Constabulary needs to improve how it responds to the public and protects vulnerable victims.

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Today we published an annual review of our three-year policing programme and framework. 

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HMICFRS has published fire and rescue services’ progress against recommendations for the first time.

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Today we published reports on the effectiveness of vetting arrangements in Humberside, Northumbria, South Yorkshire and Warwickshire Police.

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Gloucestershire Constabulary has made improvements and has therefore been removed from an enhanced level of monitoring by HMICFRS.