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Police custody in Northumbria was mixed and some improvements were necessary, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

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The Home Office has today announced that Mike Cunningham, Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary.

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Police forces in England and Wales have met the financial challenge of the spending review – crime continues to fall, victim satisfaction is up, and forces are protecting their front line services as best they can, an HMIC report found today.

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We have launched a consultation in relation to our new approach to assessing police force performance in England and Wales.

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Today sees the launch of a consultation on the targeted programme of integrated inspections. This marks a major step forward in the way that the contribution of local agencies is assessed with regards to the help, care and protection of children, young people and families.

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HMIC has published two reports on how forces comply with the Strategic Policing Requirement. They examine how well the police service has met the requirements of the Strategic Policing Requirement in relation to the threat to public order and of a large-scale cyber incident.

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Between September and December 2013, HMIC undertook a revisit to assess how well HMRC had implemented 15 recommendations in the 2011 report into its performance in addressing the recovery of the proceeds of crime from tax evasion and benefit fraud.

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Police custody in Islington was generally positive but staff shortages were affecting the care offered to detainees, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

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Police custody provision in Southwark had improved but there were still some gaps in provision and some issues to address, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

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HMIC has found weak or absent management and supervision of crime-recording, significant under-recording of crime, serious sexual offences not being recorded, and some offenders having been issued with out-of-court disposals when their offending history could not justify it.