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HMIC provides assurance that chief constables are having regard to the Strategic Policing Requirement – but finds that more needs to be done

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HMIC provides assurance that chief constables are having regard to the Strategic Policing Requirement – but finds that more needs to be done collectively by all forces to respond to all of the national threats set out in the Strategic Policing Requirement.

HMIC finds that Cheshire Constabulary is committed to tackling burglary dwelling

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A report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), which reviewed burglary dwelling investigations by Cheshire Constabulary, has found clear evidence that staff at all ranks are committed to tackling burglary dwelling.

HMIC inspection programme 2014/15

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HMIC sets out its inspection programme and resources for the year ahead.

State of policing: the annual assessment of policing in England and Wales 2012/13

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HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, has published his annual assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of policing in England and Wales.

The police response to domestic abuse is not good enough and must be improved, finds HMIC inspection

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In September 2013, HMIC was commissioned by the Home Secretary to inspect the police response to domestic violence and abuse. This report found that, while most forces and police and crime commissioners said domestic abuse is a priority, this isn’t being translated into an operational reality.

HMIC publishes examples of how police forces are meeting the financial challenge

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Following a full review of findings from the 2013 inspection, ‘Policing in austerity: Rising to the Challenge’, HMIC has produced this compendium, which brings together interesting, practical examples of how forces are approaching the budget reductions.

Police custody in Thames Valley – Generally positive but health care needed to improve

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People held in police custody in Thames Valley were generally well cared for but health care needed to improve, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

Police custody in Camden - good overall

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Police custody in Camden was generally positive, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

Police custody in Barnet – better oversight needed

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Police custody in Barnet was reasonable but better oversight and a more strategic focus was needed, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

Kent Police has made considerable improvements to crime recording – and the momentum must be sustained

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An interim report published today has found that Kent Police has made considerable improvements to its crime recording process and has responded positively to the findings of a 2013 inspection by HMIC – the focus must now be on ensuring the progress is sustained.