Police and crime commissioners

This section of the website contains information on how we work with police and crime commissioners (PCCs) and the Mayoral Offices, and what information is available to them, the public and other stakeholders.

Use the links below to:

  • read about how HMICFRS works with PCCs and Mayoral Offices (including our ongoing role in senior officer misconduct and dismissal processes, and how PCCs can bid to commission us to carry out a bespoke inspection on any aspect of policing in their area);
  • explore the Police Our Work section. You can browse by category or subject to find out more about the work we do. If you are looking for a particular report, or for information and reports on your local police force or fire & rescue service, use the search function on the publications page, and filter your results.
  • find information in the Our Work section on the joint work we conduct with other inspectorates, which can give a fuller picture of criminal justice inspections;
  • read about HMICFRS’s history and how we work, including who your regional HMI is.

Information HMICFRS can provide to PCCs, the public and other stakeholders

HMICFRS publishes information on the whole breadth of policing activity in our publications section, where you can find reports topics ranging from child protection or how each force balances its books, to year-by-year data on how many times shoplifting offences have been recorded in each area. We monitor force performance in order to encourage and drive local accountability and transparency. HMICFRS also publishes reports of inspections commissioned by PCCs into specific topics.

Choose your force from the map on the home page to find:

  • PEEL assessments – PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) is the programme in which HMICFRS draws together evidence from its annual all-force inspections. The evidence is used to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the police. HMICFRS has introduced these assessments so that the public will be able to judge the performance of their force and policing as a whole.
  • Key facts about your local police force.
  • Local information for your force.

There are links through to your force’s and PCC’s websites.

We also publish Value for money dashboards that provide comparative information on what the police are spending their budgets on, staffing levels by grade and function, and outputs and outcomes in a comparable format.